WASHINGTON, Pa. (KDKA) — A teacher’s aide at Washington High School is facing charges after police say she and a student allegedly had sex in a local cemetery.
According to the Washington Observer-Reporter, 45-year-old Tracy Ardeno of Washington is facing institutional sexual assault charges.READ MORE: 6 Tornadoes Tear Through Western Pennsylvania
The Observer-Reporter reports another teacher was the first to report the alleged inappropriate relationship to school district officials after seeing the aide picking up the student at a nearby Subway.
Officials say Ardeno, who worked for the district for 13 years, and the student, who is a senior and is over 18, began interacting two months ago when she asked the teen about his tattoos and smile, the Observer-Reporter reports.
Their interactions were reportedly seen on high school surveillance video. But, the Observer-Reporter reports that police say there did not appear to be any physical contact there.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Saturday Showers
The inappropriate contact is alleged to have happened in Ardeno’s car at Washington Cemetery.
Police investigators say, according to the Observer-Reporter, that Ardeno and the teen had sex just once. She has since been removed from the school.
The investigation continues.
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