Boyd County High School JROTC Instructor Accused of Rape

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CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) – A former Boyd County High School teacher and Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor has been accused of raping one of his female students.

Boyd County Sheriff Bobby Jack Woods tells news outlets that 45-year-old Howard Faber of Ashland was arrested Wednesday on charges of rape and prohibited use of an electronic device to procure a minor.

Woods says Faber over the past two years raped a student under the age of 16 and sent inappropriate messages to another girl under the age of 16.

Faber, a retired Naval aviator, was hired by the school system in 2014. Boyd County schools superintendent Brock Walter says Faber submitted his resignation in April, with his resignation date being changed to immediate once the investigation started.

It is unclear whether Faber has an attorney.