Prosecutors said that a Pennsylvania high school track coach had a sexual relationship for more than a year with a teen student.
Hannah Marth, 26 was a teacher, and sports coach in the Easton Area Schools District while she was with a 17-year-old student-athlete from May 2021 to October 2022, Northhampton District Attorney Terence Houck said.
Houck stated in a press release that “a trusted relationship between an athlete’s parents, a student-athlete, and the coach can be vulnerable.”
“A coach who abuses that relationship is showing a blatant disregard of the well-being and law of the people he or she coached.” This defendant violated this trust when she committed the alleged crime.
David Piperato, the school superintendent, sent an email to Fox News Digital on Friday regarding Marth’s arrest. She was charged with felony counts of sexual assault against a sports official and institutional sexual abuse.
Piperato said that the school district doesn’t comment on criminal cases or personnel issues. He didn’t specify if Marth was still employed by the district or if she is on leave.
The school district will cooperate with authorities and take any necessary steps to ensure our student’s safety.
Marth’s name is no longer on the website of the district as a member of the faculty. This was Friday.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, the alleged relationship began when Marth, a javelin instructor, texted the student, then 17, at 2 am on May 22, 2020, inviting her to come over to her home to have sex.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, she allegedly confessed to having a “romantic engagement” with the victim.
District Attorney’s Office: The victim said to investigators they had been “in a romantic relationship” which ended in October of 2022.
Marth was charged Thursday afternoon and was released on a $75,000 bond.