SEARSPORT, Maine – An SAD 56 elementary school music teacher was arrested Wednesday evening on felony charges of gross sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact.
William A. Wiley, 39, of Bog Hill Road in Searsport was arrested at the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department following a two-day investigation. He was charged with one count of gross sexual assault and four counts of unlawful sexual contact. He is being held on $1,000 bail at the Waldo County Jail.
SAD 56 Superintendent of Schools Ray Freve on Thursday declined to comment on the matter other than to say that Wiley had been placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
Chief Deputy Robert Keating said the charges involve a girl who was 12 years old at the time alleged crimes began. He said the sexual activity continued over a six month period until the girl was 13 years old. The victim was not a student of Wiley’s, Keating said.
Keating said Detective Jason Bosco began investigating Wiley after being alerted to the accusations by the Department of Health and Human Services. The victim told Bosco that the incidents took place five years ago.