By CBS3 Staff

WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) – A former high school teacher in Delaware is facing charges, including rape, for an alleged relationship with a student. Police say 48-year-old James Berman had a sexual relationship with a minor that started in October 2009 and lasted for more than a year.

48-year-old James Berman

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At the time, Berman was a teacher at Delcastle Technical High School in Wilmington. He has not been an employee of the New Castle County Vocational Technical School District since 2014.

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Berman was arrested on Wednesday and charged with:

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  • Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child (Felony)
  • Rape 4th Degree (Felony)- 8 Counts
  • Unlawful Sexual Contact 2nd Degree (Felony)- 2 Counts

He was released after posting bail.