Ex-Delaware County Teacher Pleads Guilty to Institutional Sex Assault

A Delaware County teacher on Tuesday pleaded guilty to preying on a student and sexually assaulting her after she confided him him following a breakup with her boyfriend in 2014.

Gregory Stanczuk, 52, of West Chester, taught and coached at Ridley High School for three decades until earlier this year, when the allegations of sexual abuse surfaced and the school fired him.

Prosecutors said Stanczuk, who is married and has children, took the opportunity of an 18-year-old student's breakup to target her, and would drive her around, kiss her and touch her. On one known occasion, Stanczuk drove the girl to a hotel and performed oral sex on her, then expected her to have sex with him, prosecutors said -- but that never happened after the girl became upset and reminded him of his marriage.

Stanczuk also gave the victim a gift and gave her beer during a track team trip, getting her drunk before making advances on her, prosecutors said.

Stanczuk pleaded guilty to institutional sexual assault in Delaware County Court on Tuesday and received a sentence of seven to 23 months in jail, plus five years' probation. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for 25 years, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office said.

A longtime Delaware County high school physics teacher and track and field coach has been charged with sexual assault for allegedly carrying on a relationship with one of his students, county prosecutors said.

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