West Allegheny assistant wrestling coach charged with sexual assault of a minor
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A West Allegheny Senior High School teacher and assistant wrestling coach has been charged with institutional sexual assault and giving alcohol to a minor, according to court records.
William J. Morosetti, 28, of Coraopolis, is scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon. He has been suspended from teaching while police investigate the charges, according to a statement from the West Allegheny School District.
The district's website still lists Mr. Morosetti as a West Allegheny boys' varsity assistant wrestling coach. The school district would not comment on how long Mr. Morosetti has been employed there or what subject he teaches.
According to a criminal complaint, Mr. Morosetti is accused of having sex six times with his former student, then a senior, between April and June 2012. Five times it was at his home and once at his father's home while Morosetti was house-sitting, according to the complaint.
The woman, who said she was 18 when the two had sex, has since graduated.
School district superintendent John DiSanti received an anonymous letter from "A Concerned Parent" -- which he sent to North Fayette police Chief Mark O'Donnell -- reporting rumors that a teacher was having "inappropriate relations" with a now former student, according to the complaint.
The woman told investigators Mr. Morosetti had been her teacher for three years and during her senior year, they "got close" and "hung out."
The woman also told investigators the two got drunk at Mr. Morosetti's house, and that she had been intoxicated while performing oral sex. She said both slept in one morning and missed school that day, according to the complaint.
The woman told investigators she and Mr. Morosetti "broke up" around graduation.
First Published January 17, 2013 12:23 am