NORTH BEAVER TWP. (KDKA) — A former Mohawk High School teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with one of his students.

State police in Lawrence County say the alleged relationship happened 12 years ago when the victim was 16. She is now 28.

Harold Kerr, now 67, has now been charged with 10 counts of corruption of minors. He was 55 at the time.

A former student told State police Kerr, a history teacher, engaged in a sexual relationship with her. It started when she was 16 and lasted until she graduated from college.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, the relationship started in Kerr’s classroom at the school. The woman told police she would stay in his room and use the computer during lunch.

Then one day she said: “The defendant asked her if she would touch him,” according to the police report.

The touching progressed. “The defendant would pick her up at her house without her parents’ knowledge or permission. She never told another person about the relationship until she told her husband in December 2010.”

Police say after verifying some of the details in her statement, they filed the charges against Kerr on Sunday. Authorities hope to have Kerr in custody within the next 24 hours.

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