SALEM, W.Va. — A former employee of Salem University is facing felony charges after allegedly having sexual relations with a minor.

Marqui Grant, 21, of Seneca, South Carolina, functioned as a staff member in the Upward Bound Program and was in charge of high school students.

According to a criminal compliant filed in Harrison County Magistrate Court, State Police received a referral in reference to Grant in October. The referral disclosed that the defendant received oral sex from a 17-year-old Upward Bound student in the program.

The minor further disclosed that she did know Grant as a student advisor/counselor when she performed the act in the residence hall on two separate occasions in July of this year.

Grant has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual abuse by a parent, guardian or custodian.

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