An employee at Glenn Dale Elementary School in Prince George’s County has been charged with sexually abusing a minor and other related charges after allegedly fondling an eight-year-old girl during school.

Prince George’s County police arrested Jason Jamar Howard, 30, of Riverdale, last week after he was interviewed by investigators.

According to charging documents, a teacher on April 17 witnessed Howard sit next to the child, place his hand under her skirt and molest her. The teacher notified the principal of the incident. The child told her parents, who contacted police.

Howard, an aide at the school, told police he had fondled the student about 10 to 15 times during the current and last school years, according to charging documents.

Glenn Dale Elementary School Principal Jacqueline M. Hall sent a letter to parents on Friday explaining that Howard had been placed on administrative leave.

“A staff member assigned to Glenn Dale Elementary School has been removed from the school due to allegations of inappropriate contact with a student,” Hall wrote in the letter. “Once the school district was made aware of the allegations, the staff member was immediately removed from the school.”