High school janitor arrested for sexual abuse

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MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A janitor at a high school is under arrest for sexual assault.

Jerry Swafford, 60, from Mingo is charged with sexual abuse after troopers say he had a party at his house and inappropriately touched a teenage student who was passed out on his bed.

Another student walked in on the abuse as it was happening and reported it to authorities.

West Virginia State Police also say he provided the students at the party with alcohol.

Swafford is a janitor at Belfry High School in Kentucky.

He was arrested Wednesday night and confessed to touching the student, according to WVSP.

He was also charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Swafford is currently being held at Southwestern Regional Jail.