UPPER DUBLIN, Pa. (CBS) — A Montgomery County teacher is facing charges of sexual assault for allegedly having sexual contact with a student at Upper Dublin High School.
Upper Dublin police announced the charges Monday against 39-year-old Rose Limuli of Lansdale.
Limuli is facing 12 counts of sexual assault for actions that authorities say she took involving a male student at the high school.
Police say the actions took place beginning in December 2015. The actions were reported by the Upper Dublin School District on March 31, 2016.
Upper Dublin School District Superintendent, Dr. Deborah Wheeler, released the following statement:
“The School District of Upper Dublin is committed to providing a safe and productive learning environment that enables our students to grow and achieve their goals with their teachers as positive role models.
That is why we are dismayed to learn that the District Attorney’s office has charged Upper Dublin High School teacher Mrs. Rose LiMuli with Institutional Sexual Assault today, May 2, 2016.
These charges arose from alleged inappropriate contact between Mrs. LiMuli and an Upper Dublin High School student.
As a result of these charges, Mrs. LiMuli has been suspended pending the outcome of the criminal proceedings.
In compliance with Pennsylvania Law, Department of Education Regulations and School District of Upper Dublin policies, Mrs. LiMuli went through the required background checks for criminal record and child abuse history clearances, commonly known as Act 34 and Act 151. Those background checks gave no indication of any previous criminal behavior.
Recognizing the emotional impact that this news could have on both students and members of our high school faculty/staff, guidance counselors will be available for consultation.
The District has worked in full cooperation with law enforcement regarding this matter and will continue to do so. If you have any additional information which you wish to share, please contact the Upper Dublin Police or the Superintendent.”
Limuli’s bail was set at $50,000 with conditions that she cannot have contact with the victim, or any other student. The preliminary hearing is set for May 16.