DETROIT – A Northville High School teacher is accused of engaging in sex acts with a middle school student more than 30 times over two years, including in the classroom, at his secret apartment and even on an airplane on the way back from a class trip, officials said. Jason William Dean, 36, was arraigned at 52-2 District Court in Clarkston on Wednesday, facing three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. A prosecutor said Dean is also facing two charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct at 51st District Court in Waterford Township.
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