Charlotte, N.C. -- A Charlotte elementary school staffer has been arrested and charged with child sex crimes.
Twenty-five-year-old Tafari Higgins is charged with raping and taking indecent liberties with a child.
Higgins has been a technology skills instructor at Hornets Nest Elementary School since August.
A Charlotte Mecklenburg schools spokeswoman says Higgins has been suspended with pay while the case is investigated. Officials say the case did not involve a student at the school and did not occur at the school.
It was not clear if Higgins has an attorney.