Third warrant served on suspended CCHS teacher
by The Press and Standard | December 20, 2018 2:14 pm
On Dec. 5, investigators from the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office issued two arrest warrants for Robert Eugene Valbert III for Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC second degree) with a minor. The charges stemmed from an ongoing investigation where Valbert is believed to have inappropriately touched a minor victim while operating in the capacity of a teacher earlier this year.
On Dec. 6, Valbert was arrested on the two warrants and booked into the Colleton County Detention Center. Valbert’s bond was denied on the two charges. On Dec. 17, Valbert and his attorney appeared before a circuit court judge, where his bond was reduced to $150,000 with stipulations of GPS monitoring, house arrest and no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 18.
As the investigation progressed, a third warrant for CSC second degree with a minor was issued for Valbert on Tuesday Dec. 18, in which Valbert was charged with inappropriately touching another minor child operating in the capacity of a teacher. That warrant was served on Valbert while he was still in custody at the detention center.
On Wednesday Dec. 19, Valbert’s bond on the third charge was set as concurrent to the pre-existing bond set in General Session Court and Valbert posted bond late last night.
This case is still actively being investigated and further information is limited at this time.