SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)  An instructor at the Career and Technology Center in Lackawanna County is facing corruption of Minors and other charges.

    According to Scranton Police on May 13, Detectives from the Scranton Police Special Victims Unit began an investigation into allegations of inappropriate contact between Richard Humphreys and students at CTC and an Automotive Tech Teacher.

     Police say after over a dozen Forensic interviews at the Children’s Advocacy Center of NEPA,  Humphrey was charged with 1 count of Felony Corruption of Minors, and 7 counts each of Institutional Sexual Assault and indecent Assault.

     Humphrey turned himself into police on Wednesday. He was arraigned  and released on $75,000 unsecured bail by Magistrate McGraw at Central Court.  Preliminary Hearing is set for  June  6.

The school’s solicitor has released the following statement:

The school community of  the CTC of Lackawanna County is deeply saddened to learn of allegations that represent an egregious breach of trust committed by a member of our CTC Family.  We have been cooperating fully with all authorities during the investigation of these allegations and immediately implemented steps to ensure student safety when the reports were brought to our attention.  The faculty member involved was immediately suspended and will remain so until further notice.  Students impacted are being offered counseling in collaboration with the Children’s Advocacy Center and the Lackawanna County Office of Youth and Family Services.

Judith G. Price, Esquire

Dougherty, Leventhal & Price, L.L.P.

Solicitor, CTC of Lackawanna County