Friday, February 12 , 2016, 7:25 pm | Fair with Haze 57º

High School Teacher in Carpinteria Charged With Molestation

By Tom Bolton, Noozhawk Executive Editor | @tombol | updated logo |

Michael George Carey
Michael George Carey

A high school teacher in Carpinteria has been arrested for allegedly molesting a female student, according to the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Department.

Michael George Carey, 41, of Carpinteria was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at Rincon High School, 4698 Foothill Road, which serves as a continuation high school for the Carpinteria Unified School District, said Lt. Kelly Moore.

Carey is accused of felony sexual battery and misdemeanor child molestation for allegedly inappropriately touching a female student, Moore said.

The student’s name and age were not released, and deputies did not say when the incident occurred.

Carey was placed on paid administrative leaving pending the outcome of the investigation, Moore said.

He was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail, with bail set at $25,000.

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» on 12.13.12 @ 11:46 AM

This could be anything from an obvious sexual approach to a harmless pat to a angry kid trying to get back at their teacher - let’s await the facts before breaking out the pitchforks…

» on 12.13.12 @ 01:34 PM

high school girls can be super big sluts.

» on 12.13.12 @ 01:48 PM

A giant gas bag can be a blimp, or possibly it is just Mr. Right.

» on 12.13.12 @ 02:28 PM

That’s right, someguy. The crime,if true as alleged is devastating to the student. If not true as alleged it is devastating to the teacher. The stakes are incredibly high for everyone and jumping in with ridiculous statements like MrRight’s is really useless and moronic.

» on 12.14.12 @ 02:36 AM

Lol I always thought he was a weirdo.

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