HOPEWELL: Former Pennington School teacher arrested for sexual assault of minor


Alyssia Marie Reddy (Courtesy photo)

Lea Kahn, Staff Writer
A former teacher at The Pennington School has been charged with institutional sexual assault for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student who attended the private school last spring, according to the Solebury Township (Pa.) Police Department.
Alyssia Marie Reddy, 28, who lives in the Baltimore, Md., area, was also charged with unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of a minor and criminal use of a communications facility, police said. She was arrested Dec. 1 in Maryland.
Reddy was charged after the Solebury Township Police Department received a report on Nov. 20 of an alleged sexual assault that occurred at a park on River Road (Route 32) in Solebury Township in spring 2017. Police investigated the report and charged Reddy with the offenses.
Reddy left The Pennington School and was employed by St. Paul’s School for Girls in Baltimore, Md., during the 2017-18 school year.
A Maryland TV station reported that Reddy was terminated from the Maryland school, following her arrest last week. The Maryland girls’ school issued a statement indicating that school officials “had no information suggesting any prior improper conduct” by Reddy, according to reports.
Reddy was arrested by the Solebury Township Police Department, with help from the Baltimore County (Md.) Police Fugitive Task Force. The Police Department also was assisted by the Mercer County (N.J.) Prosecutor’s Office and the Bucks County (Pa.) District Attorney’s Office.
Reddy is waiting extradition to Pennsylvania.