More charges were filed today against a former Beaver County high school teacher and baseball coach suspected of inappropriate contact with female students, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's office said.
Joseph A. Rubino, 37, of Aliquippa, faces five additional counts, including criminal solicitation to commit sexual abuse of children, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of minors, indecent assault and criminal use of a communication facility, the attorney general's office said in a statement.
Initially, Mr. Rubino was charged upon his arrest Jan. 22 with felonies tied to having inappropriate and illegal sexual contact with a minor female student.
The attorney general said the new charges were filed when a continuing investigation found that Mr. Rubino had inappropriate contact with another female student at the school.
Mr. Rubino sent numerous sexually graphic texts to the student, which included sexual requests and sexually explicit messages, according to the criminal complaint referenced by the attorney general's office.
He is further accused of soliciting "sexually graphic images of the student, promising her tickets to a professional football game if she sent them," according to the attorney general's office.
Mr. Rubino also had physical sexual contact with the student and touched her breasts and buttocks inside a classroom despite her order that he stop, according to the attorney general's office.
The attorney general said anyone with additional information regarding the case of other incidents involving Mr. Rubino can contact Special Agent Lee Yingling at at 724-433-5316.
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