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Coopersburg Teacher Charged in Child Sex Assault

A Coopersburg man who was a substitute teacher in several school districts including Allentown is charged with child sexual assault.

OUTSIDE ALLENTOWN, PA --

UPDATE 4:59pm- Documents from the Quakertown Community School District show that a Michael Aggripine was on the approved list of 2008-2009 substitute school teachers at the May 22, 2008 school board meeting. Additional documents show a Michael Aggripine was also on the approved list of substitutes for the 2007-2008 school year.

UPDATE 4:49pm- Documents from the Nazareth Area School District show that a Michael Agrippine of Coopersburg was added as a substitute teacher at the Sept. 25, 2006 school board meeting. 

UPDATE 4:10pm- Documents from the Williamsport Area School District show that Michael James Agrippine of Coopersburg, was hired as a substitute teacher for the Williamsport School District at the Sept. 18, 2012 school board meeting. 

ORIGINAL STORY-An Allentown School District substitute teacher who lives in Coopersburg was charged Wednesday with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old student at Union Terrace Elementary School.

Michael James Agrippine, 47, of Coopersburg, is charged with aggravated indecent assault, a first-degree felony; institutional sexual assault, a third-degree felony, and indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

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District Attorney Jim Martin said the school district has cooperated fully in the investigation.

Agrippine is in police custody, according to a press release issued Wednesday afternoon by the district attorney's office.

An affidavit of probable cause filed by a detective in the Allentown Police Department Special Victims Unit alleges the following:

    On Jan. 21, 2013, the victim was interviewed by a child interview specialist for Lehigh County. The victim, a student at Union Terrace Elementary School at 1939 W. Union St., Allentown, said he was sexually assaulted by Agrippine, who was temporarily employed by the Allentown School District as a substitute teacher at Union Terrace Elementary School.

    The victim said he was in the bathroom in the basement level hallway near his classroom on Jan. 18, 2013, when the defendant put him against a wall and held him from behind.

    The boy told the child interview specialist that Agrippine pulled his pants down and that he felt something penetrate his anus.


As in every criminal case, the fact that an arrest has occurred or a complaint has been filed is merely an accusation; and the defendant, Michael James Agrippine, is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

RIZZY January 24, 2013 at 08:02 PM
I assume he is in jail getting three meals a day. I guess there are those out there that would say he has rights!! Hope he dies an awful death!!
Pat January 24, 2013 at 08:51 PM
I agree with you Rizzy, if it was my child, I think he would need a feeding tube for his three meals a day, I wouldn't want to kill him, but maiming is sounding pretty darn good.
Pat Vogel January 25, 2013 at 12:14 AM
I'm a bleeding heart liberal, but I would like to cut off a certain body part of this animal and shove it down his throat. I believe in the death penalty, not because it prevents people from killing [because it doesn't], but because some people just don't deserve to live. Anyone who hurts a child like this, in my opinion, is one of these people.
Ken Moore January 25, 2013 at 01:02 AM
NOW THERE WOULD BE NOTHING IN THIS WORLD THAT WOULD STOP ME FROM DISPATCHING THIS PIECE OF SHIT TO HELL IF THIS WAS MY CHILD I HOPE WERE HE IS SOMEONE MAKES HIM HIS BITCH WELL THE ENTIRE JAILS BITCH NOW HERE HE IS SHELTERED, WITH 3 MEALS A DAY... TV, RADIO, WEIGHTS WHAT EVER BEING PAID FOR BY THE TAX PAYERS ........SPEND 26 CENTS ON A BULLET
aaron January 25, 2013 at 06:45 PM
Inmates don't like Kiddy Diddler, just think how he's being treated. Let him share a cell with Bubba.

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