A Towson man who taught at Chesapeake High School has been charged with the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old female student, Baltimore County police said.
Christian Marcel Liverman, 30, of the 8000 block of York Road has been charged with one count each of perverted practice and second-degree child abuse for alleged sexual contact with the student this school year, police said.
Liverman was hired by the school system for the current school year and did not have had the student in his class during the time of the alleged sexual assault, according to court papers.
Liverman and the girl started a friendship near the beginning of September, when they began exchanging e-mails and occasionally meeting at the school, according to police and charging documents. Their meetings initially involved conversations but escalated to sexual contact, police said.
The relationship between teacher and student is said to have ended in January, police said, but school officials became aware of the situation and notified authorities.
The girl described the relationship during an interview with detectives, according to the charging documents.
A school spokesman declined to provide information about Liverman's status or tenure with the county school system.
County police spokesman Bill Toohey said that anyone with information about Liverman or the case is asked to call the department's Family Crimes Unit at 410- 853-3650.