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Kelli Vassallo, a 38-year-old former teacher and coach at Williamsport Area High School in Lycoming County, has admitted she had a sex with one teenage girl and to molesting another one.

As a result of the charges, Vassallo is facing a county prison term plus a period of probation as the result of her guilty plea to charges of institutional sexual assault and corruption of a minor.

Reports indicate the former Pennsylvania basketball coach taught the two victims from 2012 to 2015 while teaching at Williamsport Area High School.

According to the terms of her plea deal, Vassallo now faces a county prison sentence of up to two years minus a day and a consecutive term of probation the maximum of which could be 10 years. In addition, Vassallo would have to register as a sex offender for 25 years.

via Penn Live:

Lycoming County Judge Marc F. Lovecchio set sentencing for Oct. 1. In the meantime Vassallo will be evaluated to determine if she is a sexually violent offender. She remains free on unsecured bail.

She admitted having indecent contact with a 13-year-old girl starting in June 2013 while she was a coach and having sex beginning in 2009 with a girl who was then 17. Their relationship continued after the girl turned 18. Lovecchio in April had ordered two trials because the incidents occurred four years apart.

“The fact that a 13-year-old basketball player in a program being coached by the defendant may have been molested over a period of a year is far different from the other situation in which a 17-year-old essentially fell in love with the defendant and they had consensual sexual encounters,” the judge wrote.

The 13-year-old was instructed not to say anything to anyone for fear Vassallo would go to jail, he wrote. Both victims described in detail at Vassallo’s preliminary hearing their relationship with her.

Vassallo is just the latest teacher to be charged for an alleged relationship with a teenager student.  Over the course of just a few months, educators across the country were arrested for entering into an inappropriate relationship with their students, Tennessee teacher Janet Smothers, LaToya Parker, Florida teacher Caroline Lawson, 26-year-old Allyson Moran and Katherine Ross Ridenhour were all arrested on similar charges. A woman named Kayla Sprinkles was arrested in North Carolina for similar sexual crimes.

The list goes on to include 22-year-old Oklahoma science teacher Hunter Day, 28-year-old teacher Megan Kotarski, 23-year-old history teacher Michelle Schiffer, 29-year-old Alyssia Marie Reddy, special education teacher Jordan Ondish and 28-year-old Samantha Fitzpatrick have all been allegedly carrying on inappropriate relationships with their students.

In addition, 31-year-old Nicole Marie Andrews, 32-year-old Jessica Langford, 29-year-old Andrea Baber, 27-year-old Robin Dunlap, 27-year-old Jennifer Olajire-Aro have also been charged with these charges.

34-year-old Miranda Nicole Pauley was charged with similar crimes, Nancy Leigh Ann Brann, a former Christian school teacher, was arrested for having sex with a student, Coine Audiat pleaded no contest to having sex with a minor in 2016 and 23-year-old Darci Lake was arrested for an inappropriate relationship. 27-year-old Brittany Zamora from Arizona was arrested on similar charges. Keri Hoffman, 35, was also arrested for an alleged relationship with a student. More recently, 29-year-old Tiffany Ranweiler-Oblander and 33-year-old Maren Oates were arrested on similar charges.

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