03/20/2013 04:26 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

John O'Mard Arrested: Freeport Middle School Principal Charged With Having Sex With Minor

A middle school principal in the Freeport School District has been arrested and charged with having sex with a then-16-year-old boy he met online in 2012, police said.

John O'Mard, 44, of 23 Irving Ave., Freeport, the principal at J.W. Dodd Middle School, was charged with four counts of third-degree criminal sexual act and is scheduled for arraignment in First District Court in Hempstead on Wednesday.

Nassau County police said Special Victims Squad detectives arrested O'Mard after an investigation of the incident, which allegedly occurred Sept. 15.

Police said O'Mard met the then victim via an online social website, arranged a meeting with him, drove him to his house in Freeport -- and engaged in sexual acts with the victim against his will.

Police did not name the website used in the incident. ___