Police arrested a English teacher Thursday who they say had sexual relationships with three students during the past two years.
Jeffrey Robert Sears Jr., 29, of Glen Burnie, was arrested Thursday morning and charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor, multiple counts of fourth-degree sex offense, third-degree sex offense, multiple counts of perverted practice, sexual solicitation of a minor and multiple assault charges.
Police said an investigation determined that Sears had sexual relationships with three girls ranging in age from 15 to 16 while they were students at Glen Burnie High. Police said the incidents reportedly took place both on and off campus, during and after school hours, between November 2009 and October 2011.
According to a police press release, the Anne Arundel County Board of Education contacted the Department of Social Services on Nov. 1 about an allegation that Sears was having a sexual relationship with a student. Sears was removed from his position pending the outcome of the investigation.
Police urge any additional victims or witnesses to contact Detective Erin Brandt of the Criminal Investigation Division at 410-222-3482.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.