Police: Snapchat Turned Into Sex With Student in Upper Dublin
A 39-year-old English teacher at Upper Dublin High School in Montgomery County faces accusations that she had sex and other inappropriate contact with a male student at the school.
Lansdale’s Rose Limuli has been charged with 12 counts of institutional sexual assault. The student, an 18-year-old senior, gave a statement to detectives on April 18th, two weeks after the Upper Dublin School District first reported the allegations to police.
According to the affidavit of probable cause filed in the case, the student told police that a lot of the students would hang out in Limuli’s classroom at various times during the day, because she was cool and would bake cookies and brownies for them.
The student claims that his one-on-one contact with Limuli started in November 2015, when he says the two of them began communication via Snapchat, phone calls, and text messages. Shortly after that, Limuli allegedly began a sexual relationship with him that included oral sex in a dog park in Upper Dublin and sexual intercourse at the student’s house when his mother was not at home.
But the sexual behavior also occurred in school, the student says. He told investigators that Limuli touched him inappropriately during class on at least two occasions and that she’d whisper comments to him like “you know what I want after school today, I need it” while other students sat nearby.
Investigators say that Limuli gave gifts to the student such as a dirt bike, sneakers, and over $1,000 in cash and that she’d ask him, “What am I getting in return?” The student told police that Limuli also gave him her credit card so that he could buy clothes and go to restaurants. Detectives say that there were 262 phone calls between them in the six months between November and April. The student had already turned 18 by the time their relationship began.
Limuli had been at the school for three years. Previous to her employment there, she worked at Sandy Run Middle School.
Bail has been set at $50,000 and a preliminary hearing scheduled for May 16th. The charge of institutional sexual assault is a third-degree felony that carries a possible sentence of seven years in prison thanks to a 2011 state law that added teachers and other school employees to the institutional sexual assault statute.
Limuli’s attorney could not immediately be reached for comment.
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