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Fall River high school teacher arrested on child rape charges

A high school math teacher in Fall River accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been arrested, officials said.

Tory Meneses, 30, was charged with two counts of aggravated rape of a child with a 10-year age difference and one count of aggravated rape of a child by a mandated reporter. He was arraigned via video conference Thursday afternoon, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s Office.

Meneses taught students in grades nine through 12 at B.M.C. Durfee High School, Fall River Superintendent Matthew H. Malone said in a statement Friday.

Meneses was hired by Fall River Public Schools in July 2015, Malone said.

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He has been on paid administered leave since the start of an investigation by Fall River Police, Malone said.

A judge set Meneses’ bail at $10,000 and ordered that he not have contact with the victim or children, prosecutors said.