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Thomas Academy Teacher Charged for Sex with Student

Updated: Dec 13, 2022

A teacher at the Lake Waccamaw Boys and Girls Home has been charged with sexual misconduct with a student.

Irvin James Braddy, 28, with addresses of Davis Avenue in Whiteville and Ward Village Drive in Evergreen, is being held under $75,000 secured bond. He face three counts of sexual activity with a student. The arrest came after a joint investigation by Lake Police and Whiteville Police.

LWPD Chief Scott Hyatt said the victim is a 17 year old female at Thomas Academy, the charter school operated by the Home.

“As soon as the home became aware of the relationship,” Hyatt said, “they took the proper steps to ensure the safety of the victim and other students.”

Braddy and the girl had sex at locations at the lake and in Whiteville in August and November, according to warrants.

Hyatt thanked WPD for their work on the investigation.

“They were especially helpful on the technology end of the case,” Hyatt said. “We really appreciate their assistance.”

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