A part-time counselor and educational assistant at a Brantford school for the visually impaired is facing charges of sexual offences relating to a 15-year-old student.

Brantford police say Alicia Swerdfiger befriended the male student at W. Ross MacDonald School and connected with the student on a social media website last October.

Since then, Swerdfiger allegedly started multiple sexually explicit conversations through text messages and sent two sexually explicit photographs of herself to the student.

Police say they do not believe there was a physical sexual relationship between Swerdfiger and the student.

"We've had full co-operation from W. Ross MacDonald School and the victim," said police spokesperson Const. Natalie Laing.

Swerdfiger, 33, is facing charges of luring a child and invitation to sexual touching.

She has been released from custody with a number of conditions, which police say prevent her from having any further contact with the school.