A Cumberland Valley High School teacher has been charged with institutional sexual assault for her alleged relationship with an 18-year-old student.
Emily L. Nesbit, 31, of Carlisle, was charged Friday morning with the third-degree felony count, which carries a maximum penalty of seven years in prison, Cumberland County District Attorney Dave Freed said.
Freed said Nesbit and the male student engaged in sexual acts in her classroom after school hours.
He said Nesbit and the student also exchanged text messages with photographs of themselves in various states of undress, and the investigation began when another student learned of the photos.
“As often happens in school situations, a student got wind of it, saw
something on his cell phone, brought it to a school employee – I
believe a guidance counselor – who then took it to supervisors and the
administration immediately got involved,” Freed said.
Freed said all sexual acts known to investigators occurred at the high school. He added that Nesbit is cooperating with investigators.
School administrators said they learned of the alleged incidents Monday and notified police and the district attorney's office.
was removed from the high school and placed on administrative leave
immediately. She resigned from Cumberland Valley on Wednesday.
She surrendered for arraignment before a district judge and immediately waived her preliminary hearing.
was released on $100,000 unsecured bail and is scheduled to appear in
Cumberland County court for a formal arraignment May 22.