South Rowan student charged with groping others at school
SALISBURY — An 18-year-old South Rowan High School student is accused of groping and assaulting three female students at the school, according to authorities.
Brandon Ray Joplin, 18, of China Grove, is charged with two counts of sexual battery and one count of assault on a female after groping students through their clothes and grabbing one around the neck and pulling her hair, authorities said.
Joplin was arrested Friday and jailed at the Rowan County Detention Center on $75,000 bond.
All charges are misdemeanors, and Joplin is scheduled to appear in court April 10.
One victim reported the assault, and during the investigation, school resource Officer B.S. Linn learned of other victims, according to authorities.