HILTON HEAD, S.C. (WSAV) – A first grade teacher in Hilton Head has been arrested and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a student.
Hilton Head Island Elementary School teacher Anthony Heiter, 54, was arrested Thursday morning.
The Island Packet reports the alleged sexual assault occurred in October 2018 with a student inside the elementary school.
School officials say Heiter has been on paid administrative leave since November when the alleged victim’s parents reported an assault to the principal.
According to Beaufort County Detention Center bookings, as of noon Thursday he is being held on a $15,000 bond.
The penalty for Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor in the Third Degree is up to 15 years in prison.