FREEPORT - A Freeport middle school principal is accused of having sex with a teenage boy.

Police say J.W. Dodd Middle School Principal John O'Mard, 44, met his 16-year-old victim online. They say he engaged in sexual acts with the boy, who is a former student at J.W. Dodd.

It's not yet clear how well, if at all, the two knew each other when the student was at J.W. Dodd.

O'Mard was charged with four counts of criminal sexual act in the third degree.

The school district says O'Mard has been placed on administrative leave.