Moore school teacher arrested for raping student

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MOORE, Okla. — A 64-year-old man who recently taught at Moore Christian Schools has been arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old student several times over the past school year.

Oklahoma City police say Gregory Saul will face several counts, including first-degree rape, second-degree rape and forcible sodomy.

They say there were about 10 sexual encounters between the teacher and student, which began in September.

The Moore Christian Schools Principal, Don Spear, says he and his staff had no idea that some of the alleged encounters happened at the school.

“I’m devastated, I’ll be honest with you,” Spear says. “I’m devastated. I’m outraged. I have a teenage daughter myself and anybody that would take advantage of a young lady, that’s something as parents we’re all concerned about every day.”

Saul was arrested Monday night at his home in the 1600 block of SW 96th.

Spear says when he interviewed Saul for the job about a year ago, Saul “professed to be a Christian.”

Police say Saul had sexual encounters with the girl four times at the school (three in a classroom), five times at his house and another time at an area business.

They say Saul gave the girl gifts and spent time with her prior to the alleged encounters.

Eventually a concerned friend of the girl notified police.

Spear sent a letter home to school parents Tuesday, asking them to keep the girl in their prayers.

He says Saul left the school in December after he expressed an interest in retiring.

No formal charges had been filed as of Tuesday afternoon.

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