Teacher Arrested on Sex Charges

Allentown teacher arrested for having sex with 17-year old student

An Allentown High School teacher is accused of having sex with a student.

Gabrielle Marvelli of Quakertown turned herself in to police this morning.

Marvelli is charged with corruption of minors and faces up to 5 years in jail.

According to investigators, Marvelli had sex with the teen at the Econo Lodge on Downyflake Lane in Allentown on May 28th.

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The alleged tryst took place about a week before the student’s 18th birthday, police said.

Marvelli's lawyer, Michael P. Quinn, tells the Allentown Morning Call they will fight the charges.

"The victim is 17 years and 340 days old," he said. "He told her he was 18."

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