School Coach Arrested After Alleged Affair With Student - Fox 2 News Headlines

School Coach Arrested After Alleged Affair With Student

Posted: Updated:

A Bucks County high school coach is under arrest accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage student.

36-year-old Eric Romig was the junior varsity softball coach at Penn Ridge High School in Perkasie, PA, He is accused of having a sexual encounter with a 16-year-old who was on the team as well the Sellersville traveling softball team.

According to court documents, the two had been dating since May or June of 2013,

The Bucks County District Attorney's Office told FOX 29 that Romig took the girl to his home in Quakertown, PA. They allegedly had sexual intercourse several times.

Prosecutors tell us they also sent each other explicit text messages, videos and pictures through cell phones.

Court documents go on to say that it wasn't until last week when the girl's mom became suspicious of the relationship and reported it to police.

FOX 29 went to Penn Ridge High School to talk to parents who were taking their kids to after school sports activities.

Kim Bedillion said, "It's very alarming. It's very surprising. That's not something you hear about here at Penn Ridge. I guess it can happen here but this is a really good school district."

"We send our kids to this school thinking that they are safe and in a good environment. It's a surprise to hear that's going on."

Romig faces charges in sexual assault and sexual abuse.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Suspect Arrested In Upper Merion Burglary, Home Invasion

    Suspect Arrested In Upper Merion Burglary, Home Invasion

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:25:17 GMT
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
    SkyFOX was over the scene in Upper Merion just after 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning where police say what started as a burglary turned into a home invasion.
  • 'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    'Tuesday's Children' Remembers Family Members Lost To Terrorism

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:23:58 GMT
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
    These children all share a common bond. They've all lost someone they love - because of terrorism.
  • Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Shoppers Get Sneak Peak Of New Target Store In King Of Prussia

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:58 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:58:18 GMT
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
    Shoppers got a sneak peak of the mega Target store located by the King of Prussia mall on Tuesday.
Powered by WorldNow

WJBK-TV | Fox 2
16550 West Nine Mile Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075

Main Station: (248) 557-2000
Newsroom: (248) 552-5103

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices