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Palmer Woman Charged for Having Sex with Teens

Rachel L. Farrell, 25, a former Bangor Area High School teacher, allegedly had numerous sexual encounters with students.

Charges have been filed against Rachel L. Farrell, 25, of 2338 Northwood Ave.,  with having sex with students at Bangor Area High School, according to the Northampton County District Attorney’s office.

Farrell, a former teacher at Bangor H.S., allegedly admitted to police on Dec. 16 that she had had sex with two 17-year-old boys from the school. She submitted her resignation at the same time.

At a press conference this morning, District Attorney John Morganelli said Farrell had affairs with up to four students, and had an extended relationship with at least one, according to The Express-Times.

Morganelli also said Farrell, who taught under her maiden name, Werner, has cooperated with police, but some of the students who are believed to have had sex with her have not.

One boy, now 18, told police that Farrell was his 11th grade reading teacher.

He said "he and Farrell had sexual intercourse numerous times at many different locations. Many times were in her car or his car parked in secluded locations," according to the affidavit of probable cause. He said some "sex occurred in the on Rt. 248" and also at the Ramada Inn in Tannersville.

Farrell was arraigned before on three counts of corruption of minors. She was released on $5,000 bail.

The above arrest information was supplied by the office of the Northampton County District Attorney. It does not indicate a conviction.

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