Music teacher is the second accusation in the school district after her husband reported an allegedly inappropriate relationship

NEW WILMINGTON, Pennsylvania (KDKA) – A former high school music teacher in Lawrence County is the second music department teacher at the school to be charged with alleged misconduct with a student.

The teacher is in jail after her husband first reported the charges.

26-year-old Olivia Orz from the Hermitage, Mercer County, is accused of institutional sexual violence, illegal contact with minors and criminal use of means of communication.


(Source: New Wilmington Police Department)

Orz worked as choir director at Wilmington High School. She was dismissed and then resigned, the school district said.

New Wilmington Police and Lawrence County Attorney’s Office are leading an investigation that began in April. Ortz’s husband, who works with district theater productions, reported the situation to the high school principal after finding evidence of alleged kinship, police said.

After Orc’s husband and director made reports to ChildLine, police interviewed the student.

The teenager reported that he visited Ortz’s house several times, and the couple allegedly continued to communicate through apps even after they were aware of the investigation, police said.

As a result, the student’s father took away the girl’s mobile phone, iPad and laptop, investigators said.

Orc is the second music teacher in the county to be charged. This was reported by New Castle News that 37-year-old Jonathan Priyan was accused of misconduct with female students in June 2020.

He taught orchestra and music in high school. Priyana has also resigned and faces more than 20 charges of institutional sexual assault, illegal contact with minors, molestation of minors and threat of danger, according to New Castle News.

Orc is due to return to court on May 25. She is in the Lawrence County Jail instead of a $ 150,000 bail.

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