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Md. HS teacher accused of sex with students

Thursday - 12/8/2011, 10:35pm  ET

GLEN BURNIE, Md. - Anne Arundel County police say a high school teacher has been charged with having sex with three of his students.

Police say 29-year-old Jeffrey Robert Sears Jr. of Glen Burnie is charged with having sex with three female students between November 2009 and this year. Police say Sears was taken into custody Thursday morning.

Investigators say the incidents took place on and off campus of Glen Burnie High School. Sears is charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse of a minor, assault, sexual solicitation and other offenses.

School system spokesman Bob Mosier says school officials removed Sears from the classroom Nov. 1 after learning of a possible relationship. The spokesman says Sears was hired by the school system in 2006 and worked at the Glen Burnie school since then.

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