Guidance counselor accused of having sex with girl

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — A middle school guidance counselor in Massachusetts has been charged with having sex with a 14-year-old student and ordered held on $30,000 bail.

Brian McBride of Attleboro pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges including statutory rape during an arraignment at which the girl’s father was removed from the courtroom after an outburst.

Prosecutors allege the 31-year-old McBride, who is married and has a toddler, had sex with the girl at school, in his car and at his home over several months last year.

McBride allegedly told police his marriage was in trouble and he loved the girl. He was the girl’s chorus teacher and gave her private singing lessons before becoming a guidance counselor at North Attleborough Middle School.

The girl’s parents went to police last weekend.

McBride’s lawyer said his client was “well respected in the community up until these allegations.”

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