Police: Del. music teacher accused of raping student

January 21, 2011 5:37:59 AM PST
Police say a 62-year-old string instrument instructor for Dover High School and William Henry Middle School has been charged in the rape of a 16-year-old female student at the high school.

Authorities say Joseph Tighe of Dover has been charged with eight counts of fourth-degree rape, one count of attempted fourth-degree rape and endangering the welfare of a child.

Dover police Capt. Tim Stump says Tighe was arrested Wednesday after an investigation found Tighe had an ongoing relationship with the girl and the incidents happened at various hotels in the city.

Stump says Tighe was committed to the Vaughn Correctional Center in lieu of $45,000 secured bond.

Information from: The News Journal of Wilmington, Del.