Archbishop Carroll music teacher accused of sexual contact with student

RADNOR, Pa. (WPVI) -- A music teacher from Montgomery County has been charged with sexual contact with a student.

Police say 30-year-old Jeremiah Triplett of Dresher, Pa. also faces multiple charges including selling liquor to a minor, endangering the welfare of children, and unlawful contact with a minor.

Triplett is a music teacher at Archbishop John Carroll High School and a member of the Villanova Singers Legacy Society.

He is also accused of providing THC-laced food to students.

In a news release, the district attorney's office said Triplett "vaped nicotine products with the juveniles, blowing the smoke into one another's mouths. During these contacts, Triplett also kissed the female victim and grabbed her buttocks, telling her he could not wait until she turned 18 years old."

"It's shocking to hear something like that as your kid's school. I mean any parents gonna be concerned about it." said parent Mike Dronch.

"Jeremiah Triplett used his position of trust and authority as a teacher to prey on students and endangered their health by providing them with THC infused food," said District Attorney Katayoun Copeland. "I would like to commend Detective Four of the Radnor Township Police Department for his thorough investigation and the victims for their courage in coming forward and providing information to ensure the defendant will be held accountable for his actions."

The Radnor Police request any other possible victims, or individuals with additional information, to please contact the Radnor Police Department at 610-688-0503.

There was no answer at his home in the 1400 block of Limekiln Pike in Dresher. Triplett is also a highly regarded ninth director of the Villanova singers at Villanova University. He also sits on the board of Music Curriculum for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. In a statement late Tuesday, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia says he had been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the case.

Authorities are requesting any other possible victims or anyone with additional information to contact them.

Jeremy Triplett is expected to be arraigned Wednesday morning before District Justice Leon Hunter III.
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