Pennsylvania school principal faces 30 sex crime charges for inappropriate relationship with male student

The principal of a high school located in Pennsylvania was arrested and charged with more than 30 sexual offenses for an inappropriate relationship he had with a male student over a period of seven years.

The man, identified as Roger Weaver Freed, 34, faces 30 counts of indecent sexual contact with a student, one count of sexual assault, one count of aggravated indecent assault, one count of corruption of a minor and three misdemeanor charges. of providing alcoholic beverages to a minor, according to court records.

Authorities say Freed began a relationship with the now-college-age student in 2015, when he was a minor in high school. The relationship became sexual after two years and continued after the student graduated from school until a few months ago, when he finished his educational cycle in April.

The adventure grew outside the walls of the educational center, with Freed volunteering to take the student to various places so they could have “one-on-one conversations.”

The young man said that he considered that he and the director were “brothers” and expressed that they could talk about anything, including their sexuality. On a daily basis, they texted, called and FaceTimed each other, officials said.

In 2017, the relationship between Freed and the student turned sexual and the educator asked the boy to promise not to tell anyone about the situation, emphasizing that he could lose his job.

The student said he felt “overwhelming guilt” after the first sexual encounter, according to the affidavit.

The two continued to have sex four or five times a week for two years after the young man’s high school. The student told authorities that their affair continued after he graduated and entered college.

Freed was arraigned and released on supervision after posting $175,000 bond. Likewise, he is required to wear a monitor on his ankle at all times and is prohibited from making any contact with minors or with the victim.

The man worked as a principal at Williamsport Area High School, and was suspended with pay by the school board, PennLive reported.

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