Teacher Caught Having Sex With 17-Year-Old Student in Cemetery: Cops
A Pennsylvania substitute teacher has been charged with having sex with a 17-year-old student after police say they interrupted their forbidden interlude in a cemetery.
Kelly Aldinger, 49, turned herself in to Easton police Tuesday morning and was charged with institutional sexual assault stemming from an alleged May 6 incident involving a junior at Easton Area High School.
According to court records obtained by The Morning Call, an Easton Police officer on patrol spotted a car parked at the Easton Cemetery and could see a male and female inside having sex.
When questioned, police say Aldinger admitted she was a substitute teacher at the high school.
Records also reportedly indicate Aldinger told authorities she met the boy years before when she was a substitute teacher in his class at Easton Middle School.
Cops say the teen and the teacher both told police they had been sexually involved since the fall of 2015, when the boy was 16.
In court Tuesday, Aldinger's attorney said his client's jobs with her employer Source4Teachers have been canceled.
Source4Teachers said in a statement to InsideEdition.com that Aldinger has been suspended.
"Given the nature of the allegations and our policy for dealing with such matters, Source4Teachers has indefinitely suspended the substitute from all jobs in all of our partner districts pending a thorough investigation," the statement read.
Source4Teachers wants parents to know that all the subsitutes they hire must first pass rigorous background checks.
"Source4Teachers hires only those employees who meet the criteria laid out by the Pennsylvania Department of Education," the statement read. "The safety of students is always Source4Teachers’ top priority. We are cooperating with the District and law enforcement to provide any necessary information or assistance they need to perform their investigation and resolve this matter."
Aldinger's attorney, Josh Fulmer, told InsideEdition.com his client intends to plead not guilty, but that the current charges could potentially change.
Aldinger has two children ages 17 and 21. She told the judge that she's moved out of the home she shared with her husband and children to her parents' home in the past week.
Bail for Aldinger was set at $50,000. She's due back in court May 31.