A Berks County high school teacher and swimming coach was arrested after he allegedly had sex with a female student.
Jonathan Bell, 31, a swimming coach at Governor Mifflin High School and teacher with the Exeter School District, is accused of having a sexual relationship with a female student from December 2011 until last June. Investigators say the student was 17-years-old when the relationship began.
Credit: Pennsylvania Attorney General
Bell allegedly solicited the girl for nude photos, performed a sexually graphic act for her on video and had sex with her at least once on school property.
Bell was arrested on Tuesday and charged with unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors and criminal solicitation. He was taken into custody, preliminarily arraigned and held on $200,000 bail. He’s scheduled for a preliminary hearing on August 13.
Officials continue to investigate. Anyone with more information on the case should call Chief County Detective Michael Gombar of the Berks County District Attorney’s Office at 610-478-7171.