A Williamsport principal has been charged with sexual assault after an inquiry allegedly found that he had been in a relationship with a student for the past seven years. Let us dig deeper into the article and investigate the specifics of the case.
As a result of the investigation, Freed has been charged with a variety of offenses, including school intercourse/sexual contact with a student, corruption of a minor, selling/furnishing liquor with a minor, sexual assault, and aggravated assault without consent. These charges are in addition to the ones he was already facing before the investigation began.
Eyewitness News attempted to contact the Williamsport Area School District on the charges leveled against Freed; however, we were informed that at this time, the district will not be releasing any comments.
Who Is Roger Freed, 34? Williamsport Principal Arrested
Roger Weaver Freed, 34, of Cogan Station, was a Williamsport Area School District (WASD) principal, and the Williamsport Police Department claims that he had a sexual relationship with a Williamsport Area School District student between the ages of 16 and 22.
The relationship allegedly took place while the student was enrolled in the Williamsport Area School District.
According to the investigators, the student told them that they first met Freed at the Williamsport Area Middle School Service Center in either 2014 or 2015, when the student was in the 9th or 10th grade. The kid explained that they had the impression that Freed was someone that they could confide in like an older brother.
According to what is mentioned in the affidavit, the student told the authorities that their relationship with Freed began to take a sexual turn while they were juniors in high school and that it continued for seven more years until April of 2022.
According to the police report, the student stated that they would “make out” in Freed’s office at the Williamsport Area School District, as well as smoke cigars and consume alcoholic beverages there.
Roger Freed Wife And Family
The specifics of Roger’s personal life, including his wife and children, have not been made public at this time. We will provide you with an update as soon as we obtain some additional information.
According to the documents filed with the court, while the student was in the ninth grade, he sought Freed out for emotional assistance. Williamsport Area High School and Freed’s previous residence in the city are both named as locations where allegedly sexual interactions took place.
Freed is being investigated for a variety of offenses, the most serious of which include sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault.
He was allowed to go free, but he is required to keep a strict distance from the person who is believed to have been the victim of the crime. He also has to wear an ankle monitor at all times. The Williamsport Area School system declined to respond when asked about Mr. Freed’s current employment situation.