June 19, 2011
Allentown, Pennsylvania (The Weekly Vice) - Gabrielle Marvelli, a 38-year-old teacher at William Allen High School in Allentown was jailed Friday after she allegedly had a sex tryst with a student who was just one week away from being legal.
Marvelli turned herself into police on Friday after she was allegedly accused of having sex with a student on Memorial Day.
"The victim in this case was, at the time of the alleged incident, only one week away from reaching majority under the law," said Jim Martin of the Lehigh County District Attorney's office. "Had he reached his 18th birthday, this case could not have been brought.
"I have chosen to approve this charge because teachers must be held to a high standard and, stating the obvious, should not enlist their students to engage in sexual relations," said Martin.
Marvelli, who is married with a young daughter, said that the student told her he was 18 - The boy's mother did not wish to comment, but stated that her son never told Marvelli that he was 18.
Marvelli was booked into jail on a misdemeanor charge of corruption of minors. She was on the same day after posting a $10,000 bond.
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Gabriella Marvelli - Teacher - Jailed After Engaging In Sex Tryst With Graduating Student