Police: Ex-teacher charged in rape of former student

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police say a former high school teacher was arrested in connection with the rape of a former student.

James Berman was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child, eight counts of fourth-degree rape and two counts of second-degree unlawful sexual contact.

He taught at Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington.

The 48-year-old was taken into custody at his home Wednesday and released on $124,000 secured bond.

State police determined that the teacher had a sexual relationship with a juvenile student that began in October 2009 and lasted for over a year.

He hasn’t been an employee of the school district since 2014.

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