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MIDDLEFIELD -- VillagePolice Chief Arnold Stanko confirmed to Channel 3 thatCardinal High School math teacher Samuel Paskey was arrested by Middlefield police officers Tuesday morning.

Stanko saysPaskey, 44, of Cortland,was charged with three counts of sexual imposition -- inappropriate touching -- of juvenile girls.

Stanko said he could not make further comment until Paskey is arraigned.

Paskey was put on administrative leave Feb. 26, school officials said. An investigation was underway after several girls made statements toschool district officials.