Frank R. Mercon, Zieglersville, Pennsylvania (arrested Oct 2012) [failure to report]

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  1. TMP

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    Frank R. Mercon (309 Jasmine Court, Zieglersville), health teacher & coach at Upper Perkiomen High School [Upper Perkiomen School District], Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, "failed to report to his supervisors that one of his female students had confided in him that she had been raped"
    Montgomery County authorities arrested an Upper Perkiomen High School health teacher they say failed to report to his supervisors that one of his female students had confided in him that she had been raped. Frank R. Mercon, 40, of the 300 block of Jasmine Court, Upper Frederick, is charged with a misdemeanor charge of failing to report suspected child abuse in connection with a date rape incident that allegedly occurred on the Berks County Penn State campus in 2009.
    Investigators say Frank R. Mercon was a health teacher at that school in 2009 when the victim, a female student, reported to him that she had been sexually assaulted. She was a minor when she reported the assault. Mercon, according to an investigation performed by Montgomery County Detectives, advised the student too much time has passed and that he did not have to report the incident.
    An Upper Perkiomen High School health teacher was arrested Thursday for allegedly failing to report the rape of one of his students despite the fact that teachers are among those mandated by law to report child abuse to law enforcement. Frank R. Mercon, 40, of 309 Jasmine Court, Zieglersville, who was also the baseball coach at Upper Perkiomen High School in the spring of 2012, was charged by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office Thursday morning and released on $10,000 unsecured bail pending a preliminary hearing before District Judge Catherine Hummel Fried scheduled for Oct. 19 at 3 p.m.
    The District Attorney's Office announced the arrest of Frank Mercon, a health teacher and coach at Upper Perkiomen High School. According to investigators, the female victim told Mercon she had been raped by a student on the campus of Penn State - Berks back in 2009 when she was 15 years old..

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  2. TMP

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    New reports for Friday Oct. 5:
    Many Upper Perkiomen High School students and community members are rallying behind health teacher and baseball coach Frank R. Mercon, of Upper Hanover, who was charged with failure to report child abuse after a student allegedly reported a sexual assault to him. Over 1,300 people have "liked" a "We Love Mr. Mercon" (WLM) Facebook page to post photos and stories of Mercon, and send him well wishes after his arraignment yesterday.
    Frank R. Mercon, 40, of 309 Jasmine Court, Zieglersville, who was also the baseball coach at Upper Perkiomen High School in the spring of 2012, was charged by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office Thursday morning and released on $10,000 unsecured bail pending a preliminary hearing before District Judge Catherine Hummel Fried scheduled for Oct. 19 at 3 p.m. ... Authorities allege a 17-year-old female student of Mercon’s disclosed to him in a note in the fall of 2010 that she had been raped on the campus of Penn State Berks in the fall of 2009. Mercon, authorities allege in court documents, told the girl “There was probably nothing that we could do since it was over a year ago and there was no physical evidence.”
    Frank R. Mercon, 39, a health teacher at Upper Perkiomen High School in Pennsburg, failed to report the rape allegation to authorities when a student told him about it in the fall of 2010, investigators said. The girl said she was raped on the campus in Spring Township in the fall of 2009 when she was 15, investigators said. Mercon told the student nothing could be done because so much time had passed since the incident, authorities said. Mercon admitted that he didn't report the rape allegation in a conversation with the high school principal, investigators said.