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Student, Teacher Allegedly Had Sex in Wal-Mart Parking Lot

Rachel L. Farrell, 25, allegedly had numerous sexual encounters -- which includes sex in the parking lot of the Lower Nazareth Wal-Mart -- with her students.

Charges have been filed against Rachel L. Farrell, 25, of 2338 Northwood Ave., for having sex with students from Bangor Area High School, according to the Northampton County District Attorney’s office.

Farrell, a former teacher at Bangor H.S., allegedly admitted to police on Dec. 16 that she had had sex with two 17-year-old boys from the school. She submitted her resignation at the same time.

At a press conference Tuesday morning, District Attorney John Morganelli said Farrell had affairs with up to four students, and had an extended relationship with at least one, according to The Express-Times.

Morganelli also said Farrell, who taught under her maiden name, Werner, has cooperated with police, but some of the students who are believed to have had sex with her have not.

One boy, now 18, told police that Farrell was his 11th grade reading teacher.

He said "he and Farrell had sexual intercourse numerous times at many different locations. Many times were in her car or his car parked in secluded locations," according to the affidavit of probable cause. He said some "sex occurred in the parking lot on Rt. 248" and also at the Ramada Inn in Tannersville, Monroe County.

Farrell was arraigned before on three counts of corruption of minors. She was released on $5,000 bail.

The above arrest information was supplied by the office of the Northampton County District Attorney. It does not indicate a conviction.

Tom Joyce February 03, 2012 at 06:16 AM
I agree with Mike and Philip Sunderline. A 17 year old who commits a crime is 100% responsible for his actions. A 17 year old who has sex with someonw who is 16 or 17 is totally responsible for his actions. Yet, a 17 year old chooses to have sex with a teacher, and enjoys having sex with her, and then somehow gets discivered and he is a victim? At 17, these young men insisted on being allowed freedom to go places and do things. If they took drugs, we wouldn't say the person who sold them the drugs was responsible completely, and if a 17 year old sold drugs he would go to prison as an adult. Yet, a 17 year old freely enters a sexual relationship with a woman, or man, and he is somehow magically not-responsible because he is an infant? We love being victims in America, and we love to castiagate and imprison people. the affairs were morally wrong, and proabbly harmful to all parties, but what transpired between the boys and this woman should not be a crime. The 17 year olds would rightly whelp and yelp if they were denied freedom to associate and act in the world. With freedom comes responsibility. It is almost silly that people want to relieve 17 year olds from responsibility for their own choices and actions.
Philip Sunderlin February 18, 2012 at 05:01 PM
Sandra. You poor thing you. You must be all of 14 or 15. What you don't know is that men/boys are always sexually aroused, while it is the women who usually has to be sexually aroused. Sometimes mere kissing will do it. And as far a Gilbert Jr goes, that poor soul needs some truth councelling. I never showed a birth certificate, and I was a couple of thousand miles away from home. Mama had nothing to do with it. And Jr, your chances of having a healthy sex life are nil.
Philip Sunderlin February 18, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Are you kidding me. If everyone who was doing it to younger men were to be ordered to go to a Vegas Cathouse, The Cathouses would extend clear across the country. Stop fooling yourself. Either get it on somewhere, or go back into the bathroom and lock the door.
yanyatir February 22, 2012 at 09:16 AM
am var dediler geldik.e hani?
93GEO-Metro February 22, 2012 at 05:16 PM
But if it was a male teacher, there would be a very long list of charges including rape and he'd have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life too. So where's the equality here?

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