Former band director pleads guilty to touching, harassing students

Nicholas Oaster (Adams County Prison)

LITTLESTOWN, Pa. (WHTM) – A former band and chorus director at Littlestown High School has pleaded guilty to indecently touching two female students and sexually harassing two others.

Nicholas A. Oaster, 32, of Hanover, entered the non-negotiated plea Thursday in Adams County Court to a felony count of corruption of minors, two misdemeanor counts of indecent assault, a misdemeanor count of harassment, and a summary count of harassment.

Assistant District Attorney Kelley Margetas said Oaster faces a maximum jail sentence of nine months when he is sentenced Feb. 5, and he will have to register as a sex offender for at least 15 years.

He has surrendered his teaching certificate.

Police said school administrators received a complaint in April from a student who told them Oaster had been sexually harassing her since she started high school. She said Oaster told her she could sit on his lap, asked her if she was ready to have sex with him, and told her, “Those are fine leggings, but they would look better on my bedroom floor.”

During the investigation, a 2013 graduate told police Oaster tried to force her into oral sex and repeatedly touched her inappropriately over and under her shirt and pants beginning when she was 17 years old. She said the assaults occurred in his office and classroom a few times a week until she graduated.

Another woman who graduated in 2015 told investigators that Oaster grabbed her buttocks four or five times when she was 17 years old. She said one time during one-on-one instruction, a friend walked into the band room and Oaster loudly proclaimed: “Oh, it’s no problem, (victim) and I were just having sex in here,” the complaint states.

Another current student told investigators that Oaster made rude comments, shoved her into a filing cabinet, and threw a water bottle at her.

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