An elementary school substitute teacher is accused of sexually abusing an 11-year-old child in a classroom.

Paul Keith Carr, 49, allegedly touched the buttocks of an 11-year-old student with both hands during class at Emerson Elementary School in October, according to charges filed in the 3rd District Court Wednesday.

The female student said Carr "moved his hands around a bit," and another student said she observed the teacher touching the victim's buttocks at the school, 1017 E. Harrison Ave., the charges state.

Carr is charged with aggravated sexual abuse of a child, a first-degree felony. Bail was set at $50,000.

— Lana Groves