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45-year-old Vincent McDuffie. (Photo courtesy of Prince George’s County Police Department)

Prince George’s County police say a 45-year-old high school teacher has been charged with having illegal sexual contact with a student.

Police say Vincent McDuffie of Upper Marlboro, Maryland was arrested May 26 on a charge of sex abuse of a minor. According to police, McDuffie admitted having sexual contact with a 17-year-old female student at Forestville High School during the school day in March and April.

The Washington Post reports that school administrators say McDuffie has been put on unpaid leave and will be fired.

Court records do not list an attorney for McDuffie. A preliminary hearing is set for June 23 in Prince George’s County Circuit Court.