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Sentencing set in teacher sex case

A sentencing date has been set for a Warren County School District teacher who had inappropriate contact with a student.

Online court records indicate sentencing for Rachel E. Lasecki, 27, Warren, is set for Aug. 25.

Lasecki pleaded guilty last month to charges of indecent assault and corruption of minors, both misdemeanors.

Charges including school — intercourse/sexual contact with student, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors and unlawful contact with minor — sexual offenses, all felonies, were not prosecuted in exchange for the plea.

The case had been set to go to trial this week.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Lasecki had inappropriate contact with a high school student under the age of 18 in 2021.

Police said they scheduled a forensic interview with the victim at the Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center based on a February report of suspected abuse that “stated concerns over possible grooming behaviors.”

According to the affidavit, Lasecki made alcohol and marijuana available to the student and “exposed (the victim) to sexually explicit material via the internet on more than one occasion.”

Lasecki allegedly touched the victim inappropriately while in Lasecki’s car at a remote location in Warren County, according to the affidavit.

According to the Warren County School District website, Lasecki was most recently a teacher at Warren Area Elementary Center. According to the affidavit, Lasecki was a coach at Warren Area High School.

Information from the Pennsylvania State Police lists the indecent assault charge as carrying a 15-year Megan’s Law offender registration period.

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