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Wilmington Area High School teacher held for sex with female student after HUSBAND exposes scandal!

Olivia Ortz was charged after her husband alerted authorities about the sexual relationship
UPDATED MAY 18, 2022
26-year-old Olivia Ortz has been charged for having sex with a minor female student (New Wilmington Police Department)
26-year-old Olivia Ortz has been charged for having sex with a minor female student (New Wilmington Police Department)

HERMITAGE, PENNSYLVANIA: A married high school choir director is facing charges after it was alleged that she was involved in a sexual relationship with one of her underage female students. Olivia Ortz’s alleged crime reportedly came to light after her husband saw multiple messages exchanged between his wife and the 17-year-old student.

The 26-year-old accused, who was employed at Wilmington Area High School, was suspended on May 9 after the shocking allegation. An arrest warrant for her was released on Friday, May 13, but she surrendered herself on Monday, May 16, after performing in a local concert a day earlier. Olivia has been charged with  two counts of sexual activity with a teenage student and one count each of unlawful contact with a minor for sexual offenses and criminal use of a communication facility, the Daily Mail reported.


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As per reports, the suspect’s husband – Cody Ortz, who did freelancing for Wilmington Area High School’s music department, found the messages on the woman's Spotify's chat function after coming back from a trip to Florida. He soon informed the school’s principal about it, and then Cody and the school district alerted Childline before law enforcement officials got to know about the case. While probing the matter, police found over 100 messages between the teacher and the teenager while checking the former's iPad.

A district judge arraigned Olivia and ordered her to be imprisoned at the Lawrence County jail on a $150,000 bond. She paid the bail amount. During the investigation, it was also found that the choir director and her student had decided on a secret word if something went south in their so-called relationship. The Daily Mail report added that the girl student confessed to cops that “she had been to Ortz's house many times while Cody was away and that she had stayed over night and they had had sex.”

The minor also claimed to had been in contact with Olivia even after she was exposed because “they were in love and needed to support each other”. She told police she spent nights at Olivia’s house from April 7 to 9 and they had sex, the court papers revealed.

However, this is not the first time that Wilmington Area High School has been involved in such an alleged matter. Before Olivia, her predecessor Jonathan Priano also found himself embroiled in controversy as he was accused of “misconduct with various students. Allegations are that he had an affinity for tickling the feet of his female students and having close, personal relationships with them,” the New Castle News reported.

The 37-year-old was charged with ten counts of institutional sexual assault, two counts of unlawful contact with minors, 12 counts of corruption of minors and two counts of endangering the welfare of children in June 2020. Priano is expected to stand a pre-trial hearing in June before Judge John W Hodge.

Meanwhile, Olivia’s case has attracted some attention on social media as well. A user tweeted, “Bro if it wasn't for the husband, it would still be going on. That's the wild part.” Another one said, “Schools a breeding ground for sexual misconduct and grooming. Her predecessor also had misconduct issues w/ teen students.” “TOO MANY TEACHER STUDENT SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS GOING ON IN SCHOOLS TODAY! TODAYS LIBERALS SEEM TO PROMOTE IT!” the third user added.