Jonathan Busch, 54, is accused of rape of a child under the age of 15, and indecent liberties with a child.
(Gaston County Sheriff’s Office)
A former teacher from North Carolina has been accused of sex crimes with a minor of the same girl that Anthony Weiner was sent to prison for sexting in 2016, a report.
Sources told WSOC-TV that the disgraced ex-congressman from Queens, who is serving a 21 months prison sentence, could play a critical role in the new case.
Jonathan Busch, 54, is accused of rape of a child under the age of 15, and indecent liberties with a child. He was arrested Thursday in Gaston County, which is where Weiner’s teenage victim reportedly lives.
The girl is now 18 years old, but she was 15 when she started sexting the pervy politician in January 2016. It is unclear how Busch made contact with her. The authorities would only say that the alleged interaction took place in June and September 2016.
The former teacher used to be in the service of Lake Norman High School in Mooresville, but the girl was not a student. The officials of the School told the Charlotte Observer that Busch resigned this week. She said that the alleged incidents with the minor “does not occur” on campus.
Busch was Thursday arrested and later released on bond.
Investigators have released very few details about the case, but the law experts told WSOC that she would not be surprised if Weiner was the main focus.
“A lawyer is definitely going to look in that situation”, said the former Gaston county prosecutor Michael Neece, who is now a lawyer.
“Sometimes it can be a process within a process.”
Weiner, who ran for mayor and lost in 2005 and 2013, is locked up in the Bureau of Prison’s Federal Medical Center in Devins, Massachusetts.
The fact that his teenage victim was caught in yet another sexual misconduct case does not surprise child advocacy experts, who spoke with WSOC.
“It’s a lot of sadness,” said Erin Weatherford-Famer, director of the Alliance for Children. “There is so much that trust is broken.”
The steps of the judicial procedure a second time, it will probably be very heavy on the girl, Weatherford-Famer said.
“They are so fragile at that point,” she explained.