- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) - A former northeastern Pennsylvania high school dean convicted of having sex with a student has filed a lawsuit alleging that the school district wrongfully terminated him and sold some of his possessions at auction.

The suit filed Wednesday by 49-year-old Stephen Stahl seeks $137,884 in damages from the Wilkes-Barre Area School District, alleging he was denied a fair chance to mount a defense.

School district solicitor Ray Wendolowski declined comment, saying he hadn’t seen the complaint and probably wouldn’t be able to review it until next week.

Stahl, former dean of students at Coughlin in Wilkes-Barre, was accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student a dozen years ago. He was convicted of a misdemeanor count of corruption of minors and served a six- to 23-month sentence.

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