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DA: Ex-Walt Whitman High School teacher admits rape, sex misconduct

Ex-teacher Brian Dreher, 42, of Huntington Station, has

Ex-teacher Brian Dreher, 42, of Huntington Station, has pleaded guilty to rape, prosecutors said. Credit: SCPD

A former South Huntington district high school teacher has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student, prosecutors said.

Brian Dreher, 42, pleaded guilty Jan. 8 in Suffolk County Court to several felonies and misdemeanors charging rape and sexual misconduct, the Suffolk County district attorney’s office said.

A spokeswoman for the office said Dreher was certified as a sex offender and his risk level will be determined when he is sentenced March 14 before Judge Barbara Kahn.

Dreher, a social studies teacher, was arrested in May and charged with having sexual relations with a 16-year-old female at Walt Whitman High School.

Dreher has resigned from the school district, South Huntington School District Superintendent David Bennardo said.

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