Former teacher arrested for having sex with student in Mebane

Dustin Graham Branch

MEBANE, N.C. – A former math teacher at Eastern Guilford High School was arrested Friday in Mebane and charged with having sex with a student in Mebane, Mebane police said.

The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office alerted the Mebane Police Department on Friday, May 29 that an alleged incident had occurred between an 18-year-old student, who was 17 at the time of the alleged incident, and Dustin Graham Branch, 32, of 522 Ashbury Square in Mebane.

Numerous interviews were conducted and a search warrant was executed at Branch’s home. The investigation resulted in Branch facing one count of sex offense with a student and one count of criminal use of trademark.

Branch was arrested at 8:30 p.m. Friday and is currently in custody at the Orange County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond.

Branch’s first court appearance in Orange County District Court is scheduled for Monday, June 8 at 2 p.m.

Anyone with information regarding this crime and/or similar incidents such as these involving Dustin Graham Branch, is asked to contact the Mebane Police Department at (919)563-9031 or Alamance County Crime Stoppers at (336)229-7100.

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