Music Teacher Preys on Teen Student

A popular junior high school music teacher was busted after he carried out an inappropriate relationship with his 14-year-old student, said investigators.

Brian Miller, 28, taught at Upper Perkiomen Middle School in East Greenville, Pa. for six years.

The music teacher and drama coach was put on suspension on March 5 after the school district learned of the allegations, said district officials. He is currently on unpaid leave.

Miller and the teen would leave class for extended periods of time to engage in "physical contact" while on school grounds, said prosecutors.

Several charges including assault, endangerment and corruption of minors have been made against Miller.

"This is a case where a teacher sacrificed learning for his own lust," said Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.

District Justice Catherine Hummel-Fried ordered Miller held on $250,000 bail in which he can post ten percent. Miller was taken away in hand cuffs after he was unable to pay the $25,000 dollars.

A second girl came forward claiming Miller victimized her two years ago, an assistant district attorney prosecuting the case told the judge. No charges have been filed in that case.

Miller lives in Lehigh County. He told a judge that he shares his home with his wife who was not in court Monday.

Neighbors witnessed police activity at Miller's home recently, they told NBC 10 News.

Prosecutors confiscated a computer and phones that were used to send text messages to the teen girl, they said.

At least two cell phones were taken from the home. Miller hid one of the cell phones from his wife, said Ferman.

Miller taught at Upper Perkiomen ever since graduating from West Chester University six years ago.

He remained behind bars Monday night.

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