Sex charges dropped against West Allegheny High School teacher
The Allegheny County District Attorney's Office has dropped charges filed against a West Allegheny High School teacher who was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student.
The charges against William Morosetti, 28, who also served as assistant wrestling coach, were “nolle prossed,” meaning the district attorney's office decided to discontinue prosecution, court records show. The trial was scheduled to begin last Monday.
“We had some evidentiary issues,” Mike Manko, a spokesman for the district attorney's office, said Friday. “We had a victim who changed her story, which substantially altered the original facts of the case.” Manko did not elaborate.
Morosetti, of Coraopolis, was suspended without pay in January after he was accused of having a three-month sexual relationship with a female student before her graduation in June 2012. A district spokeswoman could not be reached for comment.
Michael Hasch is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-320-7820 or email@example.com.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- New York farmers lament lost opportunity for natural gas riches with fracking ban
- Steelers clinch playoff berth with win over Chiefs
- Chiefs notebook: Trip not intentional, Walker maintains
- Steelers notebook: Gay respects ‘anything’ referees call
- Veteran NBC newsman Brokaw says his cancer is in remission
- Starkey: Chryst a miserable failure at Pitt
- New Swash machine touted as option for in-home garment care
- District attorney prosecutors move on to state office
- Groom cited at Farmington wedding reception being filmed for reality TV show
- How to organize your recipes digitally
- Reading deals with ‘ugly’ tree saga