- Associated Press - Thursday, July 7, 2016

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) - A former Pennsylvania high school physics teacher and girls’ track coach will spend seven to 23 months in jail after pleading guilty to having sex with an 18-year-old student.

Fifty-two-year-old Gregory Stanczuk was sentenced after pleading guilty Wednesday to institutional sexual assault in Delaware County. The charge makes it illegal for teachers to have sex with students, because the law says a student can’t legally consent because of the teacher-student relationship.

Stanczuk had worked at Ridley High School for more than 30 years before the student, now 20, came forward in January about the sexual relationship she had with him her senior year.

Stanczuk apologized to his victim and her family. The former student told a judge she’s continued to suffer from depression and anxiety.


This story has been corrected to note the sentence is seven to 23 months, not seven to 232 months.

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