Sarah O’Neill is a former English teacher at an all-boys boarding school in Pennsylvania who has been arrested and charged for allegedly having an ongoing 10-month long sexual relationship with a male student which included sexual encounters at Motel 6 as well as in the classroom.
The 23-year-old Sarah O’Neill (mugshot photo above) was an English teacher at Church Farm School in Exton, Pennsylvania, an elite $35,000 per year all-boys private boarding school.
According to NBC Philadelphia, quoting from the affidavit, O’Neill is alleged to have had a relationship with the alleged victim, a student at the school, for 10 months. The school staff first found out about the relationship in May of last year when they discovered a love note to the student on a school printer which O’Neill allegedly wrote. At that time, she was asked to resign.
In an interview with police, according to the station, the alleged victim said he was 16 years old and O’Neill was his teacher when the relationship began; he is now 17. He claimed that he and O’Neil engaged in kissing and oral sex on several occasions at a Motel 6 as well as in her vehicle and in a local park. He said that these encounters took place over the course of several months beginning in the spring of last year and continuing during the summer.
During the investigation police spoke with a custodian who claimed to have found O’Neill and the student together on three occasions in a locked classroom with the lights off.
Additionally police uncovered several hundred phone calls and emails which O’Neill and the alleged victim exchanged. Language was explicit in the emails, with O’Neill allegedly responding in one of them to the teenager’s question as to what she was wearing. She is alleged to have written, “I should be wearing sexy clothing for you when you ask that. Like some tight underwear or nothing. But I am too formal for such outlandishness.”
The affidavit also notes that on one occasion last November O’Neill is alleged to have picked up the teenager and driven him to the Extended Stay America in Exton, Pennsylvania where they allegedly engaged in oral sex. He did not have permission to leave the school and returned only after school staff members called him several times.
Sarah O’Neill was arrested and charged with four counts of corruption of minors. She is presently out on bail and due in court on February 2nd.
As for additional details of Sarah O’Neill’s bio and professional background, NBC 10 Philadelphia reports that according to school officials, she was employed at Church Farm School from 2007 until her resignation in June 2014. She is a resident of of Coatesville, Pennsylvania.
As the story is picked up in tabloids and news outlets around the world the boarding school is receiving unwanted media attention. For a school whose tag line, “Inspiring Boys – Fulfilling Dreams,” the alleged actions of its former employee Sarah O’Neill — if proven in the course of the legal system — are clearly at variance with the school’s admirable intentions.
Check back for updates in this developing story.