Michael James Agrippine, Allentown, Pennsylvania (arrested Jan 2013)

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    Michael James Agrippine (68xx Main Street, Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania), 47, substitute teacher at Union Terrace Elementary School, Allentown School District, Allentown, Pennsylvania, "charged with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy in a city school"

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    Lehigh Valley Live: Allentown substitute teacher charged with sexually assaulting 9-year-old in school - UPDATE (Jan 23 2013)

    Authorities arrested Michael James Agrippine, 47, without incident today at his home in the 6800 block of Main Street in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said during a news conference this afternoon. Agrippine was in the boys' restroom Friday at Union Terrace Elementary School when the victim was escorted there by a female teacher, authorities said. The woman did not enter the restroom and Agrippine approached the boy, held him against a wall and assaulted him, according to authorities. Agrippine denied the allegations at his preliminary arraignment today, but court records say he admitted to the alleged assault.

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    ABC Local WPVI: D.A.: Substitute teacher sexually assaulted boy, 9 in Allentown, Pa. (Jan 23 2013)

    Michael J. Agrippine, 47, of Main Street in Coopersburg, Pa. was arrested Wednesday. He has been charged with aggravated indecent assault, institutional sexual assault, and indecent assault. Prosecutors say the boy told them Agrippine assaulted him Friday in a basement-level bathroom at the Union Terrace Elementary School in Allentown.
     
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    Pittsburgh Newsday: Substitute teacher, Michael Agrippine, charged with sex assault of Union Terrace student (Jan 23 2013)

    Michael James Agrippine was arrested Wednesday, said Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin, who briefed reporters on the suspect's alleged crime in a news conference at the Lehigh County Courthouse in Allentown. The alleged victim told authorities that he was in the bathroom in the basement level hallway near his classroom last Friday when Agrippine, 47, of Coopersburg, Lehigh Co., approached. "It is alleged that the defendant put him up against the wall and held him from behind," said Martin. "The boy told the child interview specialist that Agrippine pulled his pants down and felt something penetrate his anus." The boy alleges Agrippine sexually assaulted him with his finger, Martin said.
     
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    Upper Saucon Patch: Coopersburg Teacher Charged in Child Sex Assault (Feb 23 2013)

    An affidavit of probable cause filed by a detective in the Allentown Police Department Special Victims Unit alleges the following:
    • On Jan. 21, 2013, the victim was interviewed by a child interview specialist for Lehigh County. The victim, a student at Union Terrace Elementary School at 1939 W. Union St., Allentown, said he was sexually assaulted by Agrippine, who was temporarily employed by the Allentown School District as a substitute teacher at Union Terrace Elementary School.
    • The victim said he was in the bathroom in the basement level hallway near his classroom on Jan. 18, 2013, when the defendant put him against a wall and held him from behind.
    • The boy told the child interview specialist that Agrippine pulled his pants down and that he felt something penetrate his anus.
     
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    Morning Call: Teacher accused of sex assault was Scout volunteer: He denies sex assault on boy at Union Terrace Elementary and that he confessed to it (Jan 24 2013)

    The substitute teacher charged with molesting a 9-year-old boy in an Allentown elementary school had been volunteering with a Whitehall Township Cub Scout troop in recent months at the behest of a friend who had a son in the program, a scouting official said. Michael James Agrippine, who was released Thursday from Lehigh County Prison after posting 10 percent of his $75,000 bail, assisted at a number of meetings at a Whitehall church and had completed a youth protection course with an eye toward joining the organization, said Craig Poland, director of the Minsi Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America ...
     
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    Morning Call: School officials quicker to inform parents of sexual assault allegation: Unlike in recent gun case, Allentown district gets word out of alleged sex assault (Jan 26 2013)

    Ten years ago, Allentown's Central Elementary School was plagued by a series of sexual attacks allegedly committed by a boy with a history of behavioral problems ... The lessons of that notorious case ... played a role in its response last week to charges filed against a substitute teacher who allegedly molested a 9-year-old boy in a bathroom stall at Union Terrace Elementary School. "This was one of those occasions where the notification was instant," said Superintendent Russ Mayo ...
     
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    Morning Call: Teacher must face charges he sexually assaulted student, judge rules (May 17 2013)

    few minutes into the video, monitored by an Allentown police detective, the interviewer asks the boy why he's there and he talks about what happened at his school: "A guy touched me in the bathroom." For several minutes, the boy graphically and, at times, inconsistently tells her about being sexually assaulted in a school bathroom by a teacher at Union Terrace Elementary School. The boy describes the teacher only as "Mr. A," a white man with dark hair and glasses who is new at the school. Police later identify that person as Michael James Agrippine, a 47-year-old substitute teacher. Allentown police said Agrippine on Jan. 18 pushed the boy, a special education student, against a wall, held him from behind, pulled down his pants and molested him. In the video, the boy says the assaults happened on two consecutive days. District Judge Ron Manescu, who also heard from the Allentown detective, ruled evidence exists to send charges against Agrippine to Lehigh County Court.