NEW PHILADELPHIA — A high school science teacher has been charged with gross sexual coercion after having sexual contact with a 17-year-old girl student.
The indictment against Riley A. Stone, 24, alleges that she coerced her victim into submission by force or threat of force.
According to Jason M. Mayes, Communications Director for the Diocese of Columbus, employment with Dover resident Tuscalawas Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School ended July 20. He has been with TCC for 5 years.
“The allegations of inappropriate behavior first came to light on July 13, 2022, when a former student shared a story with school officials,” Mays wrote in an email. “The allegations were promptly reported to the appropriate authorities and interested parties.”
New Philadelphia Police Detective Ty Norris said Stone admitted to the indictment’s allegations.Mays said Stone admitted to “improper conduct.”
The Tuskawas County Grand Jury indictment charges a crime of serious sexual coercion that began on February 1, 2019 and continued through May 31, 2019. Stone also disseminates issues that are harmful to juveniles and illegally released nude-oriented material or performances to minors in her February of 2019 and her March of 2019.
According to Stone’s LinkedIn profile, she began teaching at TCC after graduating from Kent State University in May 2017. Her online resume includes her pre-vocational experience in teaching from 2015 to her 2017. ; KSU Honors Research Assistants at Hyre Middle School in Akron; Students teaching in elementary, middle and high schools in Mogadre.
Mays said that anyone who may have an allegation of abuse by a teacher, clergyman, or other person associated with the church can contact the parish victim at 866-448-0217 or [email protected] law enforcement agencies should be notified immediately.
“The safety and well-being of students is of paramount importance to the administration and the Diocese of Columbus,” Mays wrote. “The TCC and the Diocese of Columbus take child protection seriously. We remain vigilant in the fight against
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This article originally appeared in The Times-Reporter. Former high school teacher, 17, charged with sex crimes against students