WESTLAKE -- A former Westlake school teacher is being held on $400,000 bond for sex-related accusations involving minors.

Joseph Scherma was arrested earlier this month for alleged sexual offenses involving two male juvenile relatives.

Scherma faces two counts of gross sexual imposition and four counts of rape.

According to Westlake Schools, Scherma is a 2006 retiree who worked as a substitute in the high school from 2011 to 2012.

Westlake school officials issued a message Thursday stating that Scherma's arrest is not related to his involvement in their schools.

"This individual is no longer employed by Westlake City Schools and this remains a police matter," the message declares.

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