• Former HS coach charged after she admits sexual relationship with student


    A former high school rowing coach was charged after she admitted to having an inappropriate sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student.

    Police say Megan Batykefer, 31, was coach of the North Allegheny High School boys rowing team when she met the student in question. Investigators said what started with text messages eventually led to a sexual relationship.

    As a result of the disturbing allegations, Channel 11 News learned that the district opted not to renew Batykefer's contract.

    Authorities said that Batykefer admitted to having the inappropriate relationship. She said that she waited until after his 18th birthday to do so. Police said the two engaged in sexual contact at least eight or nine times at the suspect's home in Coraopolis during the spring of 2014.

    They first met back in 2012.

    According the criminal complaint obtained by Channel 11 News, the boy said he began to "have feelings" for Batykefer, but knew sexual contact would be inappropriate because of his age. After his 18th birthday, he told police they began "making out" at her home when she confessed to having romantic feelings. He told police that the last time they had sex was this past July "after his graduation from high school."

    As a result of those statements, Batykefer was charged with institutional sexual assault. This despite the fact that the boy was 18 at the time of the alleged encounter.

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