Pa. teacher admits sexual relationship with teen

Friday, April 06, 2012
Rachel Farrell

A former Pennsylvania teacher has pleaded guilty to charges she had sex with a 17-year-old student.

Former Bangor Area High School reading teacher Rachel Farrell could face jail time when she's sentenced next month for corruption of a minor.

Farrell on Thursday admitted she had a sexual relationship with the student between August 2010 and January 2011. She was charged earlier this year.

Northampton County prosecutors say they suspect Farrell had relationships with other students but a lack of cooperation may prevent additional charges from being filed.

Defense attorney Steven Mills says the relationship was an isolated incident and mitigating information will be presented at sentencing.

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