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SC teacher resigns after charged with sexual assault of minor

Christopher Guy
Christopher Guy Beaufort County Detention Center - The (Hilton Head) Island Packet

A Beaufort man charged with third-degree criminal sexual assault with a minor resigned from his teaching position at Lady's Island Middle School on Thursday, a Beaufort County School District spokesman confirmed.

Christopher Guy worked as a math teacher at Lady's Island Middle School before his resignation Thursday, spokesman Jim Foster said. Guy, 31, was charged Wednesday after the incident that occurred at his home on Lafayette Street, according to a report from the Beaufort Police Department.

Guy had worked in the school district for three years, starting as a special-education teacher at the former Robert Smalls Middle School. He had worked at Lady's Island Middle for the past two years, Foster said.

Police spokeswoman Cpl. Hope Able said the incident occurred around 1 a.m. Wednesday.

Able said the victim was 13, but did not disclose the victim's relation to Guy on Thursday. The victim's mother reported the incident to police, she said.