LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — A teacher and former coach at High Point High School is behind bars after police say he sexually abused a student.

32-year-old Andre Brown, of Suitland, was arrested Thursday in connection with the sexual abuse of a then 17-year-old girl at High Point High School in Beltsville.

The student told police that during the 2013-2014 school year, Brown sexually abused her on school grounds. Police say she came forward on her own and reported the incident.

At the time of the arrest, Brown admitted his involvement in the incident and is charged with sex abuse of a minor.

Brown remains in custody.

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