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Kindergarten teacher accused of sex crimes appears in court

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Posted at 10:11 PM, Sep 21, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-22 09:13:06-04

Samuel Byers, a kindergarten teacher accused of sex crimes with a student, made his first court appearance today.

Investigators say he took indecent liberties with a 14-year-old boy in 1999 and 2000 when he taught in Camden County.

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Former Camden County teacher accused of sex crimes against a child

Byers is currently a kindergarten teacher at Creech Road Elementary in Wake County.

He was arrested Wednesday and charged with five counts of felony indecent liberties with a minor and five counts of felony statutory sex offense with a minor.

He was appointed a public defender. His bond is set at one million dollars.