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ND teacher facing 3 new sex assault charges

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WILLISTON, N.D.—A man who was a teacher at St. Joseph Catholic School in Williston is now facing three more felony gross sexual imposition charges.

Everest Moore, 28, was charged Monday with three more counts, bringing the total number he’s facing to eight. Little information was available from court records on the latest charges. Instead of a written affidavit of probable cause, the charges were filed using verbal testimony from investigators.

The charging documents available claim Moore touched three young girls in a sexual manner sometime between August 2016 and May 2017.

Moore is out on $70,000 bond for the other five charges.

The latest charges came out of the initial investigation, which started in February, according to Sgt. Detective Danielle Hendricks of the Williston police. During the course of the investigation, three new accusations came to light from three new girls.

Moore has been licensed as a teacher in North Dakota since 2013, and his current license, which was issued in 2016, is good through 2022, according to the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board. He graduated from the University of Mary in Bismarck with a degree in physical education.

Moore is due in court Tuesday, June 19, for a hearing on the latest charges.