Former local high school softball coach accused of sexual misconduct with teen

ARMSTRONG COUNTY, Pa. — Pennsylvania state police announced charges on Wednesday against a former softball coach accused of sexual misconduct.

Jane Woodside, 29, is a former softball coach at West Shamokin High School in Armstrong County.

Police said she had sexual contact with a teen, who was 15 years old at the time, at a home in Plumcreek Township in 2018.

Armstrong School District said Armstrong County Children, Youth and Family Services informed them on March 2 that they were investigating Woodside for alleged child abuse in 2018. She was immediately placed on administrative leave the same day.

Woodside resigned from her position on March 24, according to the district.

The district said they were informed that the allegations did not involve a current student.

Woodside started as a teacher in the district in the 2018-19 school year. Before that, she was an assistant softball coach in 2017.

The district said they are prepared to cooperate with any investigation and prosecution.

Woodside has been charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, institutional sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of minors.

She was arrested Wednesday and is in jail on a $50,000 bond.

Correction: The previous version of this article stated that the alleged sexual misconduct happened in 2008. It happened in 2018. It has since been updated to reflect the correct information. WPXI apologizes for the error.