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Main Line Teacher Gets Prison After Taking Up With Former Student He Molested

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By Brad Segall

BRYN MAWR, Pa. (CBS) — The former squash coach at a prestigious private school along the Main Line is headed to jail for violating his parole.

James Civello avoided prison time and was sentenced to five years’ probation after he pleaded guilty in 2012 to a misdemeanor charge of corruption of minors for having an affair with a female student.

But prosecutors say the law caught up with him earlier this year when they found out he was living in Philadelphia with the same former student of the Shipley School with whom he had the illegal relationship.

“He was a person placed in a position of trust and authority in the community, in the educational system, notes Montgomery County prosecutor Samantha Cauffman, “and he took that position and groomed this young girl into a sexual relationship with him.”

Cauffman says Civello was ordered not to have any contact with the victim and to undergo treatment and counseling, which she says he failed to do.

She adds that Civello also gave the probation department a false address so he could spend time with the girl, now 20, in the city.

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