Pennsylvania teacher arrested for having sex with student after husband ratted her out to principal

Olivia Ortz, 26, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of sexual activity with a 17-year-old student.

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The Pennsylvania high school choir director arrested for having a sexual relationship with a female student after her husband ratted her out to school administrators.

Olivia Ortz, 26, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of sexual activity with a 17-year-old student at a Wilmington-area high school.New Castle News reported.

Her husbandwho was freelancing for the school’s music department, found incriminating messages on Ortz’s iPad after returning home from a recent trip to Florida and ratted her out to the principal.

Ortz, of Hermitage, was suspended on May 9 and a warrant for her arrest was issued on Friday.

He reportedly refused to give himself up immediately and even sang at a local concert on Sunday before finally giving up the following day.

Shockingly, Ortz’s predecessor as the school’s music director, Jonathan Priano, 37, faces similar charges of sexual misconduct with students.

He allegedly had an affinity for tickling female students’ feet and forming inappropriately close relationships with them, according to reports. His criminal case is pending.

Following advice from Ortz’s husband, investigators found more than 100 messages between the choir leader and her student using Spotify’s chat feature.

The couple reportedly had a code word in case their illicit relationship was ever discovered.

In interviews with the police, the student admitted to going to the teacher’s house when her husband was away and that they had sex on several occasions.

The girl said she returned to Ortz’s home after her husband discovered their relationship to offer the teacher comfort, according to WTAE.

Authorities said they interviewed the teen and her parents again on May 5 after executing a conclusive search warrant.

The defiant teen told authorities that the couple still communicated despite impending criminal charges against Ortz and that they were in love.

Ortz is being held in the Lawrence County Jail on $150,000 bond with her next hearing scheduled for May 25. Priano, who faces 10 counts of sexual assault and two counts of unlawful contact with minors, had a pre-trial hearing scheduled for June.

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