TRAVERSE CITY (AP) – A former middle school custodian in Northern Michigan accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has been charged with three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Twenty-eight-year-old Marc William Morris was arraigned Thursday and remains jailed without bond.

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Authorities say Morris had an “ongoing sexual relationship” with a girl, now 15, since the spring of 2010. The girl was a student at East Middle School in Traverse City while Morris worked there.

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Court records indicate the sexual encounters happened multiple times near an East Bay Township trail and in Morris’ East Bay Township home.

The Traverse City Record-Eagle says school personnel files show Morris was fired from Traverse City Area Public Schools in July 2011 after he came to work drunk.

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