SUNBURY — A Pennsylvania woman pleaded guilty today to sexually assaulting a 17-year-old male detainee at a school in 2013.
Aimee Bailey, 32, appeared before Northumberland County Judge Charles Saylor the same day a jury was to be picked for the case.
Coal Township police charged Bailey, who has since divorced and took her maiden name of Goepfert, with having sex with a Lancaster teen when he was enrolled at the Northwestern Academy’s community prep program, according to police.
The unidentified boy is now 19.
Bailey was working for Litton's Management Service, a food service subcontractor inside the academy when the sexual assault took place, court documents said.
The teen told police he met Bailey in September 2013 when she became his supervisor after he was assigned to work in the kitchen, police said.
Bailey had never been directly employed by Northwestern Human Services (NHS), the academy's parent company, according to a company spokesman. NHS, which has health and education service locations in several states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and New York, offers an array of juvenile justice student residential programs at its Coal Township location.
Police said Bailey seduced the teen by talking about sex, showing him nude cell phone photos of herself and asking him to kiss. Bailey claimed the boy told her he was 18 at the time and that he was the one that actually engaged in the inappropriate conduct with her, police said.
Bailey said she was against the teen’s advances towards her but she eventually gave in and the two became intimate.
Police were notified when staff at the academy noticed a letter sent from Bailey’s home address for the teen, police said.
Bailey denied any sexual activity occurred between the two but then admitted to kissing and intimate touching, and then told police they had oral sex and sexual intercourse.
Bailey will have to register on Megan’s List for the rest of her life and now awaits sentencing.
The Shamokin (Pa.) News Item contributed to this story.