A 34-year-old high school principal in Pennsylvania was charged Tuesday with 30 counts of sexual crimes for having a relationship with a student for several years.

Roger Weaver Freed was a principal at Williamsport Area High School and previously worked at the Williamsport Area Middle School, which is where he first met the student. Their relationship continued to go on from high school to college from 2015-2022.

The student said he started to trust Freed “like an older brother,” after looking for emotional support when a family member died during "numerous after-school interactions.” The student explained that this turned into frequent meet-ups for "one-on-one conversations" where they eventually started talking about his sexuality. Freed would also offer to pick up the student and drive him to different locations, court documents explain.

The student said that the relationship turned into sexual encounters “4-5 times a week, always at night” including while in high school.

Freed would say things to the student like “You promise not to tell anybody?" and "I could lose my job over this" while massaging his shoulders, the affidavit said.

The student explained to police that he came forward because he felt “overwhelming guilt about the sexual encounter," according to the affidavit.

Freed was released on a $175,000 bail after his arraignment. He has been ordered to be intensely supervised and will be required to wear an ankle bracelet, according to local reports.