Pocono teacher charged for indecent assault with teen

ANDREW M. SEDER aseder@timesleader.com

August 28, 2013

The Pennsylvania State Police in Blooming Grove today arrested Cynthia Hartopp, 28, of, Stroudsburg.

Hartopp is a teacher at East Stroudsburg North High School in Bushkill and has been charged with institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors, criminal use of communication facility and unlawful contact with a minor. These charges stem from an incident that occurred at Hartopp’s residence where she had indecent contact with a 17- year-old male student.

Hartopp was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Chris Anzini in Stroudsburg and bail was set at $50,000. Hartopp also waived her preliminary hearing at the arraignment, according to state police.