DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A Delaware County teacher is facing charges for allegedly having an inappropriate relationship with a female student.
Nina Scott, of Downingtown, worked at The Village – a court-ordered child-care facility in Radnor.
Police say the 28-year-old teacher admitted to having sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl at the school.
According to police, the victim said the relationship started when she passed a note to Scott that read, “How would you feel if I kissed you?” The victim told authorities Scott returned the note saying she would not tell anyone.
Police say the relationship lasted from February until October of last year.
The Village released the following on the relationship:
“We received notification of an allegation of abuse against one of our staff members in October 2016 related to a former resident of our program. The staff member’s employment was immediately and indefinitely suspended without pay at that time. In December 2016 the staff member’s employment was formally terminated. It was our initial understanding that the alleged incidents did not occur on our property as no criminal investigation was conducted on our campus. This afternoon we learned from Radnor Township Police that they have reason to believe some alleged incidents did occur on school property. We have reaffirmed to law enforcement that they have our full support and complete cooperation as they proceed in this case and pursue justice for the victim.”
Scott faces several charges, including institutional sexual assault of a minor.