A substitute teacher in Somerset County is facing allegations he had a sexual relationship with a teenage student.
State police said Meyersdale Area High School teacher Steven Schrader Jr., 27, engaged in sexual contact with the 16-year-old girl three times since August.
According to the criminal complaint, Schrader faces felony charges after a student claimed he sexually assaulted her. He was arraigned Tuesday and released on bail.
Police said the female student told investigators that the sexual assaults happened multiple times at his Meyersdale home.
The student said Schrader first made contact with her on Facebook in June, and she began going to his house in August.
According to the criminal complaint, the teen called the sexual encounter unexpected and unwelcome.
The complaint said the victim told Schrader, "You do realize you could get in a lot of trouble for doing this?"
The teen told police that Schrader responded by saying, "Yes, but it's all worth it."
The superintendent of the school district said until the investigation is complete, Schrader does not have a job at the school.
Schrader is the second Meyersdale teacher charged with having sex with a student in the last month. A former band director was charged on Oct. 28 with counts including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault.