WILKES-BARRE, Pa. – A Pennsylvania high school dean of students/wrestling coach was charged earlier this month with corruption of a minor over an alleged sexual relationship with a former student.
Meanwhile, an Ohio bus driver, an Arizona middle school teacher and a former New Jersey middle school teacher are also facing legal problems due to alleged sexual relationships with students.
Stephen Stahl, the dean of students and coach at Coughlin High School in Wilkes-Barre, is facing accusations that he had sex with a former student almost 10 years ago, reports the Abington Journal.
The female victim claims that they had sex in a classroom closet, a photography dark room and two motels, while she was a student at the high school in 2003.
Stahl would allegedly flirt with the former student in the hallway at school and suggest that she meet him in his basement classroom after most of the students had left for the day.
He also reportedly gave her several gifts, including a purse and perfume.
According to the complaint, Stahl made several attempts to revive the relationship after she stopped seeing him in 2005.
The school district suspended Stahl without pay as a result of the investigation. He is due in court in the next couple of days.
Arizona teacher accused
In Phoenix, a middle school teacher faces accusations of molesting two former students.
Carlos Pineda Borja, 41, pleaded not guilty earlier this month to two counts of sexual conduct with a minor, one count of sexual abuse, and one count of child molestation, reports AZCentral.
According to court documents, the eighth grade math teacher admitted to having sex with one of the 14-year-old victims during 2012-2013.
The second victim, also a 14-year-old female, claimed that Borja had inappropriately touched her multiple times during the same year.
Borja’s status with the district at this time is not clear. He is due back in court in March.
Columbus school bus driver convicted.
Amanda Brausey, a 23-year-old former bus driver for a school for students with emotional and behavioral problems, was found guilty earlier this month for having sex with a 14-year-old student on the bus.
Brausey was sentenced to a month in jail, three years on probation and will be a registered sex offender for the next 25 years, reports The New York Daily News.
The former bus driver was charged with four counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, for driving to a secluded spot and having sex with the teenage boy.
Brausey and the victim both testified and that the oral sex and intercourse was consensual, the story reports.
Brausey claimed the boy told her he was 16. But the boy adamantly refuted that claim.
The story broke once rumors started circulating around the school and the principal contacted the boy’s mother.
“This is a serious offense whether it was consensual or not,” the judge told Brausey. “If you were a man and this was a 14-year-old girl, the whole community would be up in arms if I didn’t give you jail time. And you deserve jail time.”
Brausey reportedly told the judge she “just wants to move on and do good from now on.”
New Jersey teacher sentenced
A New Jersey teacher was sentenced to six years in a state prison for entering into an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.
Erin Haskell, 32, a former middle school Spanish teacher, pleaded guilty to 2nd degree sexual assault earlier this month, reports the Ocean Signal. She was arrested in late 2012.
Haskell will also be subject to Parole supervision for life, listed as a Megan’s Law registrant, and ordered to have no contact with the victim, the Ocean Signal reports.