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UPDATE: Lower Moreland High School Teacher Accused of Having Sex With Student

Erica Ann Ginnetti, a math teacher at the school, allegedly had a sexual relationship with a male student.

Erica Ann Ginnetti (Photo courtesy of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office)
Erica Ann Ginnetti (Photo courtesy of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office)
Written by Tim Zatzariny, Jr.

A math teacher at Lower Moreland High School faces criminal charges after having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, authorities said. 

Erica Ann Ginnetti, 33, is charged with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors and disseminating obscene materials to a minor.

Mongomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Lower Moreland Police Chief Peter C. Hasson provided this version of the events that led to Ginnetti's arrest: 

On Jan. 15, 2014, Lower Moreland police received a report that a teacher at the high school was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student at the school. An investigation revealed that Ginnetti had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male, authorities said. 

Ginnetti, of Philadelphia, sent the victim sexually explicit photos and videos of herself, and had sex with him one time, according to Ferman and Hasson. 

The relationship between Ginnetti and the student began in May 2013, when Ginnetti approached him at the high school's senior prom and asked if he would come work out at her gym. A few days later, the teen emailed Ginnetti, asking for her phone number. She provided her cell-phone number, and she and the teen started communicating daily. 

Over the next several months, Ginnetti sent the victim a series of sexually explicit text messages. The text included videos of Ginnetti undressing and performing sex acts on herself , as well as several sexually suggestive photos of herself in her underwear and in a bikini, according to Ferman and Hasson. 

In July 2013, Ginnetti and the teen met at a coffee shop in Northeast Philadelphia. Ginnetti then drove the alleged victim to a nearby industrial park on the border of Lower Moreland and Philadelphia, where they had sex, authorities said. Ginnetti later drove the teen back to the coffee shop, and asked him not to tell anyone about the encounter. 

Ginnetti was arraigned Friday before Magisterial District Court Judge Jay Friedenburg in Willow Grove. Bail was set at $50,000, with the further conditions that Ginnetti surrender her passport; have no contact with the victim; have no contact with minors other than her own children; and be placed on GPS monitoring.

A preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 14. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Sophia Polites.





The story below was posted at 12 p.m. Jan. 24, 2014


Written by Tim Zatzariny, Jr.

A math teacher at Lower Moreland High School faces criminal charges after having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student, authorities said. 

Erica Ann Ginnetti, 33, is charged with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors and disseminating obscene materials to a minor.

Mongomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman and Lower Moreland Police Chief Peter C. Hasson provided this version of the events that led to Ginnetti's arrest: 

On Jan. 15, 2014, Lower Moreland police received a report that a teacher at the high school was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a student at the school. An investigation revealed that Ginnetti had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male, authorities said. 

Ginnetti, of Philadelphia, sent the victim sexually explicit photos and videos of herself, and had sex with him one time, according to Ferman and Hasson. 

The relationship between Ginnetti and the student began in May 2013, when Ginnetti approached him at the high school's senior prom and asked if he would come work out at her gym. A few days later, the teen emailed Ginnetti, asking for her phone number. She provided her cell-phone number, and she and the teen started communicating daily. 

Over the next several months, Ginnetti sent the victim a series of sexually explicit text messages. The text included videos of Ginnetti undressing and performing sex acts on herself , as well as several sexually suggestive photos of herself in her underwear and in a bikini, according to Ferman and Hasson. 

In July 2012, Ginnetti and the teen met at a coffee shop in Northeast Philadelphia. Ginnetti then drove the alleged victim to a nearby industrial park on the border of Lower Moreland and Philadelphia, where they had sex, authorities said. Ginnetti later drove the teen back to the coffee shop, and ask him not to tell anyone about the encounter. 

Ginnetti was scheduled to be arraigned Friday before Magisterial District Court Judge Jay Friedenburg in Willow Grove. 
Kathleen Hoynes January 25, 2014 at 04:59 PM
Sick abuse of power, but I doubt she forced him...
rcjalaw January 26, 2014 at 07:43 AM
This type of language is not welcome on a public post. You should be removed from this Patch. Maybe pick some deviant site where a bunch of dregs like yourself can share disgusting thoughts.
LoveAll88 January 26, 2014 at 09:25 AM
I agree with you rcjalaw. For Kathleen Hoynes to say that the boy probably didnt object to it is like saying that a female who wears provocative clothes deserves to be raped (sarcasm online is underrated)
The Truth January 26, 2014 at 09:53 AM
@rcjalaw you really need to stop taking everything so seriously and learn to relax. It's just a joke. Now do yourself a favor, take your hand, reach behind yourself and try to locate the end of the stick crammed up your ass; and as quickly as you can yank it out...
Town Gossip January 26, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Pics, or it didn't happen.
the truth is a dope January 26, 2014 at 04:02 PM
we all know you're still in high school dope....keep thinking of those fantasies while you're stuck in detention.
The Truth January 26, 2014 at 04:17 PM
Hate to break it to you buddy, but I graduated a long time ago. You on the other hand never made it through. Apparently they only let you repeat Freshman year 3 times and you've been stuck living in your parents basement ever since. Have a nice day Simon...
the truth is a dope January 26, 2014 at 06:05 PM
so you graduated from the school of DOPE? Summa cum laude I'd bet.
The Truth January 26, 2014 at 07:59 PM
The school of DOPE? What's that, the school you flunked out of? It's funny reading your attempts at humor. Every time you make the effort you fail and fall on your face; just like you've failed at life. Get some new material Simon...

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