Buncombe County teacher accused of sexually abusing student, officials say

Stephanie Moore

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A teacher is accused of sexually abusing a student, according to the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office.

Albert Pavon, a teacher at Erwin High School, is charged with five sex offense charges related to the sexual abuse of a student, according to detectives with the Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit

The charges are:

Indecent liberties with a child

Indecent liberties with a student

Three counts of felony dissemination of obscene material to a minor

Pavon is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility on a $50,000 bond.

"Thank you to the Haywood County Sheriff’s Office who assisted in the execution of a search warrant at Mr. Pavon’s residence in Haywood County and to Buncombe County Schools for their assistance with this investigation," a news release from authorities said.

“Thank you to the Detectives from our Special Investigations Unit for their great teamwork and investigation into the reported crimes of Albert Pavon who exploited his position of trust within our community,” says Detective Sgt. Caleb Hunter, the supervisor of the Special Investigations Unit, said in a news release.