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Berks teacher Jonathan Bell faces more sex charges

Teacher accused of inappropriate contact

WYOMISSING, Pa. - A Berks County teacher and water polo coach, who's accused of having inappropriate sexual contact with two girls, is in even more hot water.

Jonathan Bell faces six more counts, including sexual assault and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, the Pennsylvania attorney general's office said.

Officials aren't giving many details about the new charges.

Bell, 31, of Wyomissing, was an art teacher in the Exeter Township School District and a boys swimming coach in the Governor Mifflin School District.

Bell had sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl, who was a student of his, and a 17-year-old girl he was coaching, officials said.

Including Monday's charges, investigators have now identified four alleged victims.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Chief County Detective Michael Gombar of the Berks County district attorney's office at 610-478-7171.


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