Ex Lancaster Catholic High teacher arrested on sexual assault charges involving student

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James Dwight, III

LANCASTER, PA (WPMT) A former Lancaster Catholic High School teacher is arrested on sexual assault charges involving a female student.  James Scott Dwight III, was taken into custody on February 26 in Harvard, Massachusetts by U.S. Marshals and state police without incident.

The arrest resulted from an investigation that began after the victim, a 25 year old woman reported in February 2014, an incident in June 2006, when she was a 17 year old student at Catholic High.  Dwight, who was then 38 years, reportedly had sexual contact with her at his home in the 500 block of North Pine Street.

Lancaster City Detective Aaron Harnish obtained an arrest warrant for Dwight and asked for the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Service in locating Dwight.  At the time of his arrest as a Fugitive from Justice, he was working at Mount Wachusett Community College in Massachusetts.  Dwight has also worked as a part-time Adjunct Professor at Millersville University.

Dwight was arraigned last Monday and charged with Corruption of Minors. After arraignment he was released on unsecured bail.  Police say their investigation continues. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact Detective Harnish at (717) 735-3350 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913 or by texting LANCS plus your message to 847411.


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