http://www.wfmz.com/lehighvalleynews/27059845/detail.html Teacher Charged With Sexual Misconduct With Child "A middle school teacher is accused of sexual misconduct with a seven-year-old child. According to court records, Stephen Sullivan, 51, has been charged with indecent assault, corruption of a minor, and child pornography. Police said the abuse happened inside Sullivan's apartment in Bath, Northampton County in 2009. Sullivan is a middle school teacher in the Easton Area School District, the district said. It added the child was not a student in the district...." more at link And: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/today/index.ssf/2011/03/stephen_sullivan_easton_area_m.html Stephen Sullivan, Easton Area Middle School teacher, allegedly molested girl; no response from district officials "Easton Area School Board president says teacher Stephen Sullivan's arrest came as a surprise..." and "....I am not surprised at all. There have been so many stories and little incidents. He forgets these kids are not dumb...." more at link It seems that the arrest might have surprised school officials (it had better surprise them!!) but not parents and students. Hmmmm. And: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/easton/index.ssf?/base/news-2/129912870985930.xml&coll=3 Easton Area School District teacher accused of sexually assaulting 7-year-old girl "A 51-year-old Easton Area Middle School teacher is charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl and possessing child pornography at his borough home, police said. Stephen A. Sullivan and the girl went shopping for Christmas presents in December 2009, according to court documents. They bought presents for her family and body lotion for her, documents say. The two know each other, and she is not an Easton student, police said. While wrapping the presents at Sullivan's apartment, he asked the girl if she wanted to see a movie then showed the girl a pornographic film on his computer, documents say. She described in detail to police what she saw in the film and what the man in the film looked like. After the movie, Sullivan removed her clothes and molested her, records say. He told the girl she could not tell anyone or he would go to jail...." and "....Police on Feb. 17 searched Sullivan's apartment and found files in his bedroom closet containing 13 images of preteen girls either completely or partially undressed, court documents say. The search turned up several flash drives, floppy disks and CDs, including a flash drive labeled Easton Area School District...." more at link That little girl held onto that horrid secret for over a year. That's torture for a 7-8 year old.