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Roger Weaver Freed Williamsport Arrested

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Roger Weaver Freed, a high school principal in Pennsylvania has been charged with 30 counts of sexual intercourse and contact with a student, according to court documents filed on Monday, June 20, 2022.

The court documents filed in a magisterial district judge’s office further accused Freed, who served as a principal of Williamsport Area High School of maintaining several years of sexual relationship with a student that continued after the student graduated high school.

According to court documents, Freed is charged with 30 counts of third-degree felony school-intercourse/sexual contact with a student.

This is in addition to several other charges, which include third-degree felony corruption of minors — defendant age 18 or above, second-degree felony sexual assault, second-degree aggravated indecent assault without consent, and three misdemeanor counts of furnishing liquor to a minor.

The student told investigators that he approached Freed around 2015 after noticing that he was popular with students at the middle school service center.

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According to Police, the student began to believe that he could lean on Freed for emotional support especially after one of the student’s family members passed away.

The affidavit states that the student said “he trusted Freed ‘like an older brother.'”

In 2017, the student and Freed discussed advancing their relationship sexually one evening while driving around Williamsport, the affidavit said.

Following the first alleged sexual encounter, the student told investigators that Freed “stressed the importance of not telling a soul, and how their relationship was private,” according to the document.

However, the student said he felt “overwhelming guilt about the sexual encounter.” But the two continued to engage in sexual acts “4-5 times a week, always at night, throughout the next two years of high school.”

Freed was arraigned before court on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 and his bail was set at $175,000.

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