A TEACHER AT a Pennsylvania high school has been charged with knowingly infecting two of her students, who are twin brothers, with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
25-year-old Chelsea Lorson stands accused of sexually assaulting the two students Penn Live reports.
She has been charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, statutory sexual assault, corruption of minors, and reckless endangerment by the Buffalo Valley Police Department.
It has also been reported that Lorson was recently informed by a doctor that she had contracted two different STDs.
The offences allegedly occurred while Lorson was working at Lewisburg Area High School in the town of the same name.
Lorson is married with two children.
She is accused of having sex with one of her students, who was under 18 years old, and his younger brother, in the older brother’s vehicle in their driveway on two separate occasions last month according to the Daily Item.
At the time Lorson, who works for and is currently suspended from the Central Susquehanna Valley Intermediate Unit, had only been working at the school for a week.
The alleged offences came to light when Lorson told a co-worker during a lunch break that she had unprotected sex with the younger of the two brothers as a birthday gift. She also showed the co-worker a camera phone photograph of one of the boy’s abdomen.
That acquaintance is duty-bound to inform the authorities of any such abuse and promptly did so.
Lorson is currently free having posted $25,000 in bail.
“This allegation is very troubling to us as we work diligently to ensure the safety and well-being of all our students,” the school superintendent Mark DiRocco said in a statement.
He said that Lorson had passed “all necessary employment requirements” and background checks.
We understand that our parents and community members expect that adults working with our children should have the highest morals, values, and ethics in their interactions with students.
We expect the same and deeply regret that something of this nature may have occurred with our students.