Ayden Middle School teacher facing child sex charges in Virginia

AYDEN, N.C. (WITN) – A Pitt County middle school teacher is accused of sexual crimes against children that happened more than 20 years ago.

Arlington County, Virginia police last week arrested 52-year-old George Porcha for carnal knowledge of a minor and taking indecent liberties with children.

The Winterville man has been suspended without pay from his job at Ayden Middle School, according to the school system. Porcha is an exceptional children’s teacher who was hired on February 20th of last year.

Virginia police say the crimes happened when Porcha was a girl’s basketball coach at Washington Lee High School, which is now Washington-Liberty High School.

So far, police say there are two victims, and are asking anyone who knows of past inappropriate encounters with Porcha to contact them.

Porcha had been a basketball coach at multiple universities, including West Virginia University from 2008 to 2013.

Pitt County Schools says they do run background checks and nothing showed up on Porcha’s check as charges were brought just last week.