Teacher arrested for past sex with student

April 21, 2009 11:40:34 AM PDT
The former English teacher faces charges for a relationship 7 years ago.Authorities in Montgomery County arrested a teacher following an investigation into claims by a former student he taught at the Gwynedd Mercy High School.

Patrick Michael Clugston faces charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Indecent Assault, and Corruption of Minors.

In March, a former student told school administrators about the relationship with Clugston. The school told the district attorney that he called his conduct a "colossal mistake" and resigned from his position at Gwynedd Mercy High School.

The former student claimed that Clugston initiated the sexually inappropriate relationship while she was a 9th grader in November 2002. The district attorney's investigators claim that Clugston would have liaisons with the student on a regular basis on school grounds and the relationship continued until the end of the school year in June 2003.

Clugston faces an arraignment Monday.

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