Teacher Arrested Charged With Sexual Battery On A Minor

Palm Harbor, Fla. (970 WFLA)- A teacher is accused of raping a former student, and deputies are worried there could be more victims.  

Matthew Pinder was arrested Wednesday at Palm Harbor University High School where he had been a teacher for the last seven years.  The charges date back to eight years ago when the apparent victim was just 16 and Pinder was teaching at Calvary Christian High School.  Pinder has also taught at Indian Rocks Christian School and been a Boy Scout master and Cub Scout Den Leader.

Anyone with information regarding other potential victims is asked to contact Detective Meredith Dimundo with the Crimes against Children's Unit at (727) 582-6200.

Photo Credit: Pinellas Sheriff's Office

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