NEW WILMINGTON, Pennsylvania — A high school music director has resigned and is now facing criminal charges after her husband went to the school’s principal when he discovered his wife was sexually involved with a 17-year-old student.
Olivia Lois Ortz, 26, has been charged with two counts of intercourse/sexual contact with a school student, and one count each of unlawful contact with a minor for sexual offenses and criminal use of a communication facility, according to New Castle News. She was released from jail after posting a $150,000 bond.
WTAE Channel 4 reports was the music director at Wilmington Area High School. In April, her husband reportedly found messages on an iPad between Ortz and the student. The husband reported the relationship to the school principal, and both then contacted authorities, reports say.
WFMJ Channel 21 reports Ortz’s husband also works for the school district and is required under state law to report “any sexual exploitation, abuse, or misconduct.”
The teen told authorities she visited Ortz’s home several times and continued to communicate with her after they were aware Ortz was being investigated, CBS News reports.
The New Castle News reports Ortz had replaced a music director who currently is awaiting trial on sexual-assault-related charges. Jonathan Priano, 37, also is accused of misconduct involving students at the school, the News reports.