Bangor Councilwoman Stephanie Merlo resigns

She's accused of sexually assaulting teen girl

Posted: 10:08 PM EST Jan 06, 2014   Updated: 6:04 AM EST Jan 07, 2014
Councilwoman accused of sexual assault resigns

A councilwoman in Bangor, Northampton County, has resigned amid allegations she sexually assaulted a teenage girl.

Stephanie Merlo submitted a written resignation during Monday night's Bangor Borough Council meeting.

She was not in attendance at the meeting. and no details of the resignation letter were provided.

The 29-year-old Merlo was arrested in December for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl she met while coaching volleyball at Pius X High School in Roseto.