Ridgeway teacher arrested, accused of sexual battery involving former student

Ridgeway teacher arrested, accused of sexual battery involving former student

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A Shelby County Schools teacher has been arrested and accused of inappropriately touching a former student.

On April 17, Memphis police took a report from a female complainant that she was inappropriately touched by Wesley Henning, a teacher at Ridgeway High School.

According to an affidavit, she said Henning came up behind her and began to massage her shoulders and press his pelvis against her butt. The victim walked away and Henning followed her, asking if he could touch her. The victim told him no. She said Henning laughed and purposely touched her thigh several times as he walked past her.

Friday, Henning was arrested and charged with sexual battery.

An SCS spokesperson released the following statement Saturday:

“Wesley Henning, Ridgeway HS teacher, was placed on administrative leave on April 22, 2020, pending the outcome of an investigation for an allegation of inappropriate contact with a former student. Due to an ongoing police investigation, we cannot provide further comment.”

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