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Teacher charged after allegedly telling student she could perform sex acts to raise grade

Posted at 5:27 PM, Dec 13, 2018

A former Harper Woods High School teacher has been charged with accosting for immoral purposes after allegedly telling one of his students that she could perform sex acts on him to raise her grade.

Charles Penn, 41, of Southfield, was arraigned in 32-A District Court Thursday, and was charged with a felony.

According to a release, on June 11, Penn was working at Harper Woods High School when a 15-year-old student asked him what she could do to raise her Economics grade. Penn allegedly told the juvenile that he would raise her grade if she performed sex acts on him, and the statement was overheard by another female student who corroborated what had occurred.

The teacher was investigated by Harper Woods Police.

Penn has a preliminary exam scheduled for Jan. 2, 2019. His bond was set at $50,000 with personal conditions. If found guilty, Penn faces up to four years in prison.