STROUDSBURG -- A music teacher in Monroe County is facing sex charges.
Authorities say Brandon Flatley, 39, of Stroudsburg was charged last week for the crimes.
Flatley has been suspended from the Stroudsburg Area School District since the end of December. The intermediate school music teacher is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student in the district for the past several years.
Court papers reveal the fourth grade music teacher at Stroudsburg Intermediate has allegedly been having an inappropriate relationship with a student for years.
Superintendent Dr. John Toleno first learned of the allegations late December from the victim's parents and put Flatley on leave with pay on Christmas Eve.
"That's clearly something that you jump on immediately no matter what the time of day is, or what day it happens to be, so that's exactly what we did," Toleno said.
Students know Flatley as the fourth grade strings program instructor at Stroudsburg Intermediate. He also worked with the junior high school strings students and the high school orchestra.
Flatley's next door neighbor says he's always appeared to be a good father of two.
"He's very nice, I'd say hello to him many times. He'd play with his children. He made the play place for his kid over there," said neighbor Huong Desa.
Court papers indicate that Flatley sent over 90,000 Facebook messages to the victim and some sexually explicit photos and audio recordings as well.
It all began in April of 2013 when the victim was only 15.
Flatley is now on leave from the district without pay and isn't allowed on school grounds.
We stopped by his home in Stroud Township. No one answered the door.
According to court papers, Flatley had sexual contact with the victim on school property. It happened inside his office at the Stroudsburg Intermediate School, between October and December of last year.
"I was so surprised, because up here I see a very nice father and a nice neighbor."
District officials say the strings teacher could likely be let go from the district as soon as February as they work to move forward while getting the victim the support they need.
"It's disappointing to me that these types of decisions were made. It's very disappointing to me as a school district leader. The good news is out of all of this, we dealt with it swiftly," Toleno said.
Flatley is scheduled to turn himself in Wednesday to be arraigned on the sex charges at a magistrate's office in Stroud Township.