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Teacher charged with sexual battery

A Fort Recovery, Ohio, teacher has been charged with sexual battery, the Mercer County sheriff said today.

Christopher A. Summers, 32, of St. Henry, Ohio, an accounting teacher at Fort Recovery High School, formerly was the school's girls junior varsity basketball coach, Sheriff Jeff Grey said in a statement.

The statement said the sheriff's office was contacted Monday by the victim and her family, and an investigation determined that Summers knew the victim from school and had a relationship with her that lasted nearly three years.

The alleged conduct occurred at Summers' home and at a hotel in a neighboring county, the statement said. It said the sheriff's office obtained a search warrant Tuesday to search the home, and seized computers, cameras and other electronic equipment.

None of the alleged conduct occurred during school events or on school property, Grey said, and Fort Recovery Schools has cooperated with the investigation.

The Mercer County Prosecutor's Office is reviewing the case, the statement said.

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