A former Port Republic Elementary School teacher has pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child by sexual conduct.

Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon Tyner says Brian McSee, 53, of Port Republic pleaded guilty to the charge yesterday. Tyner says McSee will serve five years in prison and be required to register as a sex offender under Megan's Law.

McSee was originally arrested on December 13th by New Jersey State Police. According to Tyner:

McSee was charged with sexual assault, official misconduct, criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child.

During a week-long investigation, troopers discovered McSee was the victim’s 7th and 8th grade choir teacher at Port Republic Elementary School. He also served as choir director at the victim’s parish, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church. McSee has remained detained at the Atlantic County Justice Facility, following a December detention hearing before Judge John R. Rauh.


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