Swim Coach Facing More Sex Abuse Charges

Investigators filed new charges against a former coach and teacher accused of inappropriate contact with underage girls.

By Jackie Gailey
|  Tuesday, Sep 25, 2012  |  Updated 4:31 PM EDT
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Swim Coach Facing More Sex Abuse Charges

Pennsylvania Attorney General

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 four underage females.

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The number of alleged victims and the list of charges against a former Berks County high school teacher and swimming coach is growing.

Jonathan Bell, 31, of Wyomissing, is now accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with four underage girls.

Bell, a swimming coach at Governor Mifflin High School and teacher with the Exeter School District was first arrested in early August. Investigators said he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old female student from December 2011 until last June.

More charges were filed later in August after investagators uncovered another alleged inappropriate relationship with a 15-year-old sophomore.

On Tuesday, Attorney General Linda Kelley told NBC10 the latest charges are the result of new information uncovered by investigators involving allegations that Bell had inappropriate sexual Contact with a 15-year old female student in one of his high school art classes, as well as inappropriate sexual contact with I7-year old female Student whom he was coaching.

Bell is charged with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, indecent exposure, and corruption of minors.

Kelly emphasized that this remains an active investigation. Anyone with additional
information is encouraged to contact the Berks County District Attorney’s Office.

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