(Ben Yakas) A 33-year-old Bronx public school teacher has been arrested and accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student. Brian Kearins, who teaches at Herbert H. Lehman High School, has been charged with rape, criminal sex act, and endangering the welfare of a child for a series of sexual encounters with the teen at the school.

According to the News, the relationship came to light after the victim’s sister found a string of emails written by the teen claiming she had been having sex with the teacher since last year. She showed the emails to their mother, who alerted authorities.

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