Pennsylvania teacher accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting 14-year-old male student faces over 50 charges
An ex Pennsylvania gym teacher has been accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old male student over a period of around six months.
Thirty two-year-old Rochelle L. Cressman faces dozens of charges including 10 counts of statutory sexual assault, 10 counts of involuntary deviant sexual intercourse and 42 counts of indecent assault of a person less than 16 years old.
She started to have sexual relations with the boy at the beginning of September 2018 and ended the affair in April, Erie New Now and the Meadville Tribune reported.
Up until recently, Cressman was a middle school gym as well as health teacher with the Titusville Area School District and was hired in 2009.
The Pennsylvania State Police started to investigate Cressman once the alleged victim's mother had notified the authorities.
The boy reportedly said that Cressman had begun the sexual contact.
According to the Herald, the two allegedly had sex while at her home and also at another local residence. The affidavit stated that over the course of the school year, he had met Cressman for multiple sex acts around two times a week and Cressman had warned the teen not to tell anyone about their secret encounters.
She also allegedly told him that she would harm him and herself if they were caught.
Since April 12, Cressman has not been a part of the school district. Her biography was removed from the online staff directory of the Titusville Middle School but an earlier version of the website had described her as a married health and physical education teacher.
Cressman was put behind bars in the Crawford County Jail on a bond of $75,000 and it is unclear whether she has an attorney or if she has entered a plea to the charges made against her.
A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for May 23 before a Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols.