HANOVER TOWNSHIP — A teacher from Luzerne County faces charges after police say he sexually assaulted a high school student.
Authorities charged Edward Evans, 33, Hanover Township this morning with two felony counts of institutional sexual assault.
Officials at Hanover Area School District told Newswatch 16 that Evans has been a social studies teacher at the high school near Nanticoke since 2003.
Court papers said Evans brought a male student to his home in March 2013, and the two engaged in sex acts.
Authorities said Evans was released without having to post bail.
The district superintendent released a statement that said Evans is on unpaid leave indefinitely, and that the district will terminate the teacher if he is found guilty of the criminal charges.
District officials confirmed that the teacher facing criminal charges is the son of school board president Evelyn Evans.