UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (ABC7/AP) — A former High Point High School teacher and football coach was sentenced to 10 years in prison for having sex with a student. Andre Brown, 34, was found guilty in September.
According to a statement from Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Angela Alsobrooks, on Homecoming Day in September, 2013, Brown, had sex with a 17-year-old student in the boy’s locker room at High Point High School in Beltsville. The incident occurred during school hours.
Brown was arrested last year after the girl accused him of sexually abusing her on the school grounds.
Brown was placed on leave by the school system following his arrest. He had been a special education teacher at High Point. He was fired as the football coach following the 2013 season.
When he leaves prison, Brown will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.
“We are pleased that Mr. Brown was given this sentence because he was in a position of power and had the responsibility to care for and protect the children in his school,” Alsobrooks said. “Instead, Mr. Brown violated that trust and now not only is his life forever changed, but so are the lives of the victim and her family, as well as his own children and family.”