BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A female teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Buffalo has been indicted on claims of sexual misconduct with a female former student.

Mary Rose Brady was named in an indictment on Monday charging her with four counts of criminal sexual act in the third degree.

The indictment against Mary Rose Brady goes back to 2009 involving a former student. The accuser, who is now an adult claims that Brady had oral sex with her four times over the course of a year when the accuser was sixteen years old.

Brady has been placed on administrative leave as investigation into the alleged incident continues. She was arraigned on Tuesday and is now free on $5,000 bail. State Supreme Court Justice John Michalski has not yet scheduled a her pretrial hearing.

The Principal of Notre Dame Academy, Kimberly Suminski sent a letter home to all parents of students emphasizing that the the alleged misconduct did not happen while the student was at the school;

Statement of Diocese of Buffalo:

Late Monday afternoon (Jan. 5), we learned for the first time that an indictment had been returned charging Mary Rose Brady, a teacher at Notre Dame Academy, with sexual misconduct of a former student in 2009. The alleged misconduct did not take place while the student was at Notre Dame Academy.

According to our information, this was the first time that Notre Dame Academy or the Diocese of Buffalo had any notice of the underlying allegations or of any accusation regarding Mrs. Brady. Even though this is an indictment, which is an accusation, Mrs. Brady has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation and prosecution move forward. We will also review this matter at the Diocesan level and adhere to any policies that may apply. In addition, the Diocese and Notre Dame Academy will cooperate with the ongoing investigation to the extent requested.

As we have said on many occasions, if anyone has any knowledge about any matters that affect the children of our Diocese, we urge you to contact the assistance coordinator for the Diocese of Buffalo, Mary Ann Deibel Braun, who can be reached at 895-3010.