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Former Gettysburg teacher arrested for child sexual abuse

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Robert Bonebrake Jr. Robert Bonebrake Jr.
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

A former teacher in the Gettysburg Area School District has been arrested on allegations he sexually abused an 11-year-old boy, and police say there may be other victims who have not yet come forward.

Robert C. Bonebrake Jr., 67, of Chambersburg, was charged Tuesday with counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, indecent assault and endangering the welfare of children, state police said in a news release.

Bonebrake is accused of sexually abusing the boy between November 2001 and December 2013, according to the news release.

School Board minutes on the district's website indicate Bonebrake was a 6th grade teacher at Gettysburg Area Middle School for 34 years before he retired at the end of the 2003 school year.

Police said due to information they received throughout the investigation, they believe there is a potential for additional victims. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.

Bonebrake was placed in Franklin County Prison on $250,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled May 6.

Superintendent Dr. Larry R. Redding said in a statement that the school district was notified of the investigation by state police last week. he said the district has fully cooperated with the investigation and will continue to cooperate.

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