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Teacher Charged For Sexual Assault Of Student

WARREN, Pa. — A Warren County School District teacher faces several felony charges stemming from alleged inappropriate contact with a student.

Rachel E. Lasecki, 26, of Warren, is charged with aggravated indecent assault; institutional sexual assault — school — sexual contact with student; unlawful contact with minor — sexual offenses; two counts of corruption of minors; and indecent assault.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Lasecki allegedly had inappropriate contact with a high school student under the age of 18 in 2021.

Police said they scheduled a forensic interview with the alleged victim at the Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center based on a February report of suspected abuse that “stated concerns over possible grooming behaviors.”

According to the affidavit, Lasecki made alcohol and marijuana available to the student and “exposed (the victim) to sexually explicit material via the internet on more than one occasion.”

Lasecki allegedly touched the victim inappropriately while in Lasecki’s car at a remote location in Warren County, according to the affidavit.

According to the Warren County School District website, Lasecki was most recently a teacher at Warren Area Elementary Center. According to the affidavit, Lasecki was a coach at Warren Area High School.

District Superintendent Amy Stewart made no comment on the issue, citing personnel matters.

Lasecki was arraigned at 3 p.m. Friday before District Judge Laura Bauer and released on $25,000 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 27.

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