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Pennsylvania teacher accused of raping high school student

When Pennsylvania law enforcement discover a possible sex offender, it is likely that the person has little control over his or her behavior. Unfortunately, this lack of control sometimes causes the person to have multiple victims. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the person’s repeated sex offenses could be a result of a personality or mental disorder.

A Pennsylvania man’s job as a high school teacher gave him plenty of contact with teenage girls. Unfortunately, the girls became irresistible temptations for the 28-year-old teacher, who was recently accused of raping a 16-year-old student last year.

Law enforcement uncovered the alleged rape after another student complained that the teacher had made inappropriate comments to her. After those incidents came to light, law enforcement began taking a closer look at the teacher’s behavior and found that he had raped the student in a vacant room inside the school. The alleged rape victim had apparently told a friend about the incident, but did not report it to police or to school officials.

As investigations into the man’s activities continue, it is possible that additional victims will come forward. It is possible that the teacher has a mental condition that caused this pattern of behavior. Nevertheless, he will likely lose his job as a teacher, and he may serve a jail sentence. Hopefully, the victims will seek psychological and emotional help if they need it.

When people are accused of sex crimes, their lives are changed forever. Fortunately, anyone in this situation can seek the help of an attorney who can help them find the best outcome possible.

Source: Centre Daily Times, “Police say Pa. teacher raped student in school,” Nov. 1, 2013

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