The reality is that sex abuse by teachers is a major problem in this country, and Pennsylvania is no exception. Over the last few years, many Pennsylvania school teachers have faced charges of sexually abusing or assaulting students. In many of those cases, the teachers were found guilty and sentenced.
Pennsylvania has a serious school sex abuse problem. In fact, it seems that Pennsylvania leads the country in terms of the number of teachers arrested for student sex abuse. In 2014, roughly 460 teachers in the U.S. were arrested and charged with sexually abusing a student; that’s an average of about 9 teachers per state. However, in 2014, 20 Pennsylvania teachers were arrested for sexual misconduct with a student. That’s double the national state average for the 2014 calendar year.
There have been two recent, particularly troubling cases which have come out of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Bucks County is a suburb of Philadelphia, located north of the city limits. Its largest cities and towns include Bensalem, Levittown, Yardley and Doylestown, the county seat.
Bucks County Band Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex Assault of a 14 Year Old Student
A former band teacher at a Bucks County middle school has pled guilty to multiple charges of sexual abuse of a student. The conduct is alleged to have occurred over the course of 6 months and began when the student was 14 years old. The teacher has since pled guilty to statutory sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault, both of which are second degree felonies. Her sentencing is scheduled for June 22, 2015. Source: www.nbcphiladelphia.com, Former Bucks County Band Teacher Admits to Sex With Teenage Student.
Another Bucks County Teacher Charged with Attempting to Meet Student at Motel
Another Bucks County teacher has been arrested after an investigation revealed the teacher was planning to meet a female student for sex. The teacher in this case is a high school teacher, and he has been charged with institutional sex abuse, criminal use of a communication facility and unlawful contact with a minor. It is alleged that the teacher had sexual contact with the student on school grounds and also outside of school. In addition, it’s alleged that he engaged in sexual conversations via email and ultimately planned to meet the student at a Bensalem hotel. Source: philadelphia.cbslocal.com, Bucks County Teacher Accused Of Having Sexual Relationship With Student.
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