Former substitute charged with sexual assault of student faces additional charges

Whitney Roberts, 25, is a former Kennett softball standout who helped found the MWV girls softball classic in New Hampshire.

The former Towanda substitute teacher charged with allegedly having sex with a teen in November of 2017 is now facing additional charges.

Whitney Page Roberts, 25, of Chocorua, New Hampshire, was originally charged with two felony counts of intercourse or sexual contact with student and a misdemeanor count of corruption of minors back in March.

Those charges have since been withdrawn as Roberts is now facing nine felony counts of intercourse or sexual contact with student, a felony count of corruption of minors and a misdemeanor count of corruption of minors, according to updated court documents.

Charges filed against Roberts stemmed from a Nov. 18, 2017 incident, during the time she was serving as a substitute teacher in the Towanda Area School District.

According to police, Roberts allegedly approached the victim at a party where the two kissed and exchanged Snapchat names. The following morning Roberts picked the victim up and took him to her home along Route 14 outside of Monroeton where they had sex.

After the original charges were filed against Roberts, the victim told police that the two had sex “a few more times” following the party, according to court documents.

In a statement previously provided to the Conway Daily Sun in New Hampshire, Roberts said: “The offenses charged against me in Pennsylvania that have recently been reported by the media are mere accusations for which I retain the presumption of innocence. I look forward to defending myself in court for I have full faith in our system of justice.”

Roberts is free on $10,000 unsecured bail following a preliminary hearing held before Magisterial District Judge Todd Carr last Friday.

She is slated to appear before The Honorable Evan Williams III for her formal arraignment on July 23, according to court documents.

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