Stall High chorus teacher arrested on sex with student charge

Joshua Radecke (Charleston County Detention Center).jpg
Joshua Radecke (Charleston County Detention Center)

The chorus director at R.B. Stall High School in North Charleston has been arrested over accusations he had sex with a student.

Joshua Radecke, 41, was arrested Thursday night, Nov. 29, charged with sexual battery of a student over 18 years old who he has direct authority or supervision over.

That is a felony crime punishable by up to five years in prison, according to South Carolina law.

Radecke is in jail at the Charleston County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing, jail records showed Friday.

An honors chorus instructor at Stall, Radecke's biography on the school web page says that he has taught in the Lowcountry for 12 years.

Radecke is married, according to his biography.

ABC News 4 has reached out to the North Charleston Police Dept. for more information on Radecke's arrest.

"As soon as the District was made aware of the allegation, we notified law enforcement and placed Mr. Radecke on administrative leave; he remains on administrative leave," Charleston County School District public information officer Andy Pruitt said in an emailed statement Friday. "The safety, health, and well-being of our students is and will always be our highest priority."

CCSD says it has fully cooperated and will continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement in their investigation of the incident.