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Coach charged with sex assault heading to trial

BANGOR, Pa. - A former Northampton County high school volleyball coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a student is heading to trial.

Stephanie Merlo waived her preliminary hearing Monday.

Merlo had an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old female student she met while she was a volunteer coach at Pius X High School in Bangor, police said.

In addition to coaching, Merlo held a seat on Bangor Borough Council, but she resigned in the wake of the charges.

Merlo will be back in court for her formal arraignment on May 1.


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