School official charged with inappropriate contact

School official charged with inappropriate contact

JEROME, Pa. (AP) — A southwestern Pennsylvania school board member is facing charges he had inappropriate contact with a young boy at his church.

Police say Conemaugh Township school board member Brian Eppley had contact with the boy dozens of times starting in 2007.

Investigators say Eppley, of Davidsville, Somerset County, would have the boy remove his shoes and put his feet in Eppley’s face.

Eppley indicated during his arraignment Wednesday that he would resign his school board post. He retired in May from the Meyersdale school district, where he was a middle school teacher.

Conemaugh Township police say they’re trying to determine if there are other victims.

Eppley’s attorney couldn’t immediately be reached for comment this morning.

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