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A former Mainland Regional High School substitute teacher was arrested Tuesday for having a sexual relationship with a student at Cherokee High School in Evesham Township, where he now works, authorities said.

Brantley Cesanek, 30, of Haddon Township, Camden County, was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault and is accused of having sexual encounters with one of his students when she was between the ages of 16 and 17, Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said in a statement Wednesday.

Cesanek also is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and official misconduct, authorities said.

The Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and Evesham police began investigating Cesanek after it was reported that the Latin teacher at the high school allegedly had a sexual relationship with the student in 2016 and 2017.

The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Haddon Township police joined the investigation when they discovered the sexual assaults took place in Cesanek’s Haddon Township home, authorities said.

Public records show Cesanek’s salary at Cherokee as $60,120 a year. He has worked there for five years.

Mainland Superintendent Mark C. Marrone confirmed Cesanek was a long-term substitute teacher in 2011.

He graduated from Ocean City High School in 2006, previous Press reports said.

Cesanek was arrested Tuesday and is being held at the Camden County jail pending a detention hearing, authorities said.

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