High School Teacher Charged with Institutional Sexual Assault and Providing THC Laced Edibles to Students
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 30, 2019
CONTACT PERSON: Chelsey L. Price, 484-502-9976
Media, PA -- Today Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland and Superintendent Christopher Flanagan of the Radnor Township Police Department announced that charges have been filed against Jeremiah Triplett, a teacher at Archbishop Carroll High School, for having indecent contact with a female juvenile and providing THC laced edibles to students. Triplett will surrender to law enforcement authorities with his attorney on May 1, 2019, is scheduled to be arraigned before Magisterial District Justice Leon Hunter at 11 a.m.
Jeremiah Triplett, 30, of the 1400 block of Limeklin Pike in Dresher, is charged with institutional sexual assault, a felony of the third degree, unlawful contact with a minor, a felony of the second degree, two counts of both endangering the welfare of a child and corruption of minors, misdemeanors of the first degree, and one count of furnishing alcohol to a minor, a misdemeanor of the third-degree. The case was investigated by Detective Christopher Four the Radnor Township Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Diane Horn.
On March 26, 2019, the Radnor Police Department received information regarding possible sexual contact between a male teacher at Archbishop Carroll High School and a juvenile female student. It was also reported that the teacher, later identified as Jeremy Triplett, provided THC infused food to students on multiple occasions.
An immediate investigation was launched by Detective Christopher Four the Radnor Township Police Department. Investigation revealed that during the school year, Jeremy Triplett, a teacher at Archbishop Carroll High School, gave THC laced edibles, including brownies and Nutella crackers, along with gummy bears laced with CBD oil, to two students. Investigation revealed that Triplett would bring plastic bags of brownies and shopping bags full of mini-liquor bottles to school, to share with the two juveniles. Triplett also vaped nicotine products with the juveniles, blowing the smoke into one another’s mouths. During these contacts, Triplett also kissed the female victim and grabbed her buttocks, telling her he could not wait until she turned 18 years old.
“Jeremiah Triplett used his position of trust and authority as a teacher to prey on students and endangered their health by providing them with THC infused food,” said District Attorney Copeland. “I would like to commend Detective Four of the Radnor Township Police Department for his thorough investigation and the victims for their courage in coming forward and providing information to ensure the defendant will be held accountable for his actions.”
The Radnor Police request any other possible victims, or individuals with additional information, to please contact the Radnor Police Department at 610-688-0503.
CRIMINAL CHARGES, AND ANY DISCUSSION THEREOF, ARE ALLEGATIONS AND ALL DEFENDANTS ARE PRESUMED INNOCENT UNLESS AND UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.