Rincon High School Teacher Arrested
Carpinteria - December 13th, 2012
On December 12, 2012, at approximately 1300 hours, Michael George Carey, 41 years old, of Carpinteria, and a teacher at Rincon High School in Carpinteria was arrested at the high school for 243.4(a) and 647.6 (a) of the California Penal Code; felony sexual battery and misdemeanor child molestation, respectively. The charges stem from an investigation into the inappropriate touching of a female student. Mr. Carey is being held at the Santa Barbara County Jail in lieu of $25,000.00 bail. Mr. Carey has also been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of this investigation.
Due to the nature of this ongoing investigation, no further information will be forthcoming at this time.
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