MEDIA — District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer announced today that Carly Green, 24, of Aston, has been charged with Statutory Sexual Assault and Institutional Sexual Assault of a child, both felonies, in connection with a sexual relationship between the defendant and a male child, beginning when the child was 15.
“This is a sad case involving a teacher, as well as a family friend, abusing the trust placed in her by both the parent and the child. The defendant chose to exploit the relationship of trust built over several years by engaging in a sexual relationship with the victim, knowing full well both the age of the child, and the legal age of consent. The law cannot tolerate this flagrant disregard for the guardrails that we have erected to keep our children safe,” said DA Stollsteimer. He added that “as difficult as this situation is, I applaud the victim’s parent for being alert to warning signs. She saw changes in her son’s behavior and followed up on her concerns. Law enforcement can’t do it alone – we need the help of parents in protecting our kids.”
On November 9, 2019, Officer Kyle O’Brien of the West Whiteland Police Department was dispatched in response to a report by a parent of a crime against her son involving inappropriate sexual contact. The victim’s parent explained to Officer O’Brien that she had observed changes in her son’s demeanor, in that he appeared depressed and his grades had started to drop. In addition, she discovered that he had begun drinking alcohol and vaping, behaviors that he had not, to her knowledge, previously engaged in. When she confronted her son, he admitted to having had sexual intercourse with the defendant, Carly Green, a long-time friend and teacher. From the age of ten, the victim had been a student at a dance studio located in Aston where the defendant was an instructor. Further forensic investigation revealed that the victim’s phone contained inappropriate messages between the victim and the defendant, as well as nude photos. The case was subsequently assigned for investigation to Detective Michael Buchmann of the West Whiteland Police Department and he conducted an interview with the victim. The victim stated that the sexual relationship had started in 2018 in the defendant’s residence in Aston when he was 15. Although some of the activity in question occurred in Chester County, the Office of the Chester County District Attorney has relinquished jurisdiction of the prosecution of this alleged offense to the Delaware County District Attorney.
Accompanied by her attorney, Kevin O’Neill, the defendant turned herself in on Friday, September 4, 2020. Bail was set at $50,000, unsecured. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 25, 2020 in front of Judge Diane Holefelder.
DA Stollsteimer stated “I want to thank the office of the Chester County District Attorney, as well as the West Whiteland Police Department, for their work and cooperation on this case. In addition, I want to thank the Aston Police Department for their efforts. Collaboration and cooperation are essential in these cases, and I look forward to continuing our close working relationship.”
The District Attorney and the Criminal Investigations Division remind anyone in Delaware County who observes suspicious activity call to 911 immediately and provide the most specific and accurate details possible to assist law enforcement agencies investigating the call for service.
For press inquiries, please contact Margie McAboy, Public Information Officer, Delaware County District Attorney’s Office, 610-579-0429.