High school math teacher in Fall River arrested on multiple aggravated rape of a child charges

FALL RIVER, MASS. (WHDH) - A high school math teacher in Fall River has been arrested on multiple charges of aggravated rape of a child, school officials said Friday.

Tory Meneses was hired to teach at B.M.C. Durfee High School on July 21, 2015, but has been on paid administrative leave from the Fall River Public Schools since the outset of the investigation, according to Superintendent Matthew Malone.

Meneses was arraigned yesterday via video conference and his bail was set at $10,000, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office.

The judge ordered Menses to have no contact with the victim or other children and is due back in court on July 23, the District Attorney said.

The high school’s principal Matthew Desmarais released a memorandum to the Durfee High School community, which read in part:

“Recently, a second faculty member at Durfee High School was placed on administrative leave based on allegations that were brought to our school’s attention. These allegations were immediately reported to the Fall River Police Department, who began the investigation.”

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