Ex-Moon Teacher Charged in Sending Photos, Texts to Teen

By Pfister, Bonnie | Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, January 6, 2008 | Go to article overview

Ex-Moon Teacher Charged in Sending Photos, Texts to Teen


Pfister, Bonnie, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


A former Moon Area High School gym teacher and volleyball coach was arrested and charged with sending nude photos of herself and suggestive text messages to a 14-year-old male student, Moon police said.

Beth Ann Chester, 26, of Scott was arrested Friday and charged with nine criminal counts, including three counts of child sexual abuse, two counts of unlawful contact with a minor and one count each of endangering the welfare of a child and criminal solicitation, according to Moon police and court records. Police said they plan to file an additional charge of statutory sexual assault against Chester.

The boy told police he thought he was in love with Chester and the only physical contact involved a hug just before holiday break, according to the police affidavit filed to support the criminal charges.

Jack Cambest, Moon's solicitor, said the matter is being handled by police and that the district will notify the state Department of Education this week, which is required by state law.

"Obviously, with something like this, we're very concerned," Cambest said. "There's not much we can do at this point in time. If any students need help or counseling, it will be available."

Chester, a freshman physical education teacher, abruptly resigned from her job Dec. 27, citing "personal reasons," police said. School district officials contacted police Jan. 3 after other staffers suggested Chester might have had inappropriate contact with a student, police said.

Cambest said he knew of no other students coming forward about Chester.

Police said they searched Chester's home and her cell phone records. The student also allowed police to see the texts sent to his cell phone, according to the affidavit.

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