Volleyball coach accused of sex with student

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December 20, 2013 9:50:10 AM PST
A volunteer volleyball coach in Northampton County, Pennsylvania is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.

Stephanie Merlo is charged with institutional sexual assault and corruption of minors.

Investigators say Merlo met the alleged 17-year-old female victim while coaching at Pius the Tenth High School in Bangor.

Police say the two had a sexual relationship from September to November.

They also say Merlo provided marijuana to the teenager.

A spokesperson from the Diocese of Allentown says Merlo passed all background checks and clearances.