Cops: Delco softball coach had sex with student

A former coach for the Delaware County Christian School in Newtown has been accused of having a sexual relationship for two years with a girl she coached.

Lana Trotter, 27, of West Chester, allegedly began the relationship in 2011 and it turned sexual in 2012 when the juvenile was 16, police said. Trotter repeatedly told the girl she loved her and even bought her an iPhone when her parents took her cell phone away, according to court documents.

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Lana Trotter

The victim told police she and Trotter had sexual contact on at least 20 occasions in 2012, but that she ended the relationship with Trotter in the fall because she was uncomfortable, court documents said.

However, this spring Trotter allegedly had "a bad breakup with her boyfriend" and turned to the juvenile for comfort, according to court documents. The sexual relationship began again and in July the girl's parents found her cell phone, discovered inappropriate texts between her and Trotter and reported them to police.

Trotter was arraigned today on corruption of minors and institutional sexual assault charges.

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