Stephanie Amato is a special education teacher in Philadelphia, PA who has been arrested and charged with several felonies for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old male student multiple times both in her car and at her home.
The 30-year-old Stephanie Amato (mugshot photo above; more images below) is an eighth grade special education teacher at the Ethan Allen School in Philadelphia, PA.
According to Philadelphia Inquirer, quoting from an official source, Amato is alleged to have had sex on “several occasions” according to the alleged victim, a 14-year-old student. The newspaper reports that school authorities became aware of the allegations and reported them to the authorities.
Amato was removed from the school during the investigation. She has has been suspended with pay but could potentially be suspended without pay pending the outcome of a hearing.
Stephanie Amato surrendered to the Special Victims Unit of the Philadelphia Police Department for arrest and was charged with with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, interference with custody of children, endangering the welfare of a child, corruption of a minor, indecent assault and indecent exposure. She was released after posting bail.
As for more details on Stephanie Amato’s bio and professional background, it is being reported that she has six years of teaching experience. According to her Facebook account she is from Philadelphia and is employed by the School District of Philadelphia.
A day before her arrest Amato posted on her Facebook page some photos of herself surrounded by some of her students; the photos, with faces of the students blurred, can be seen below along with other pictures.
This is a developing story; check back for updates.
Photos: Stephanie Amato
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