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PA Treatment and Healing Center Teacher Accused of Sexual Misconduct With Multiple Students
A teacher at an alternative school in Smithfield Township has been arrested and faces several charges relating to alleged sexual misconduct involving students. Police say that 27-year-old Jonathan Smith of Blakeslee, Monroe County inappropriately touched several underage students during school hours at the PA Treatment and Healing Center in Smithfield Township. He has been charged with corruption of minors, institutional sexual assault indecent, and unlawful contact with a minor.
State Police say that Smith hugged and touched girls’ butts and chests. He also allegedly used social media for sharing inappropriate sexual messages and images with students. Court records say that some students asked Smith to stop, but that the sexual harassment and misconduct continued.
Smith was fired after the school was notified of the allegations against him. The school says that they also contacted the Pennsylvania State Police, Childline, and parents of students victimized by the abuse.
Smith was hit with additional charges on Friday, November 16. These new allegations include smoking marijuana and having sex with an underage student in his vehicle. New charges include four counts each of institutional sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, and corruption of minors.