Stephanie Amato. Credit: Facebook Stephanie Amato. Credit: Facebook

Sexual assault charges were upheld against Stephanie Amato, 30, a special education teacher at Ethan Allen School, after a preliminary hearing on Friday.

At the hearing, Amato's 14-year-old male victim testified that he and Amato had sexual intercourse about 10 times, including oral sex, at her parents' home in Northeast Philly, in an alleyway blocks from the school near Harbison Avenue and Levick Road, and in a park, the Inquirer reported.

He also said Amato plied him with wine at her parent's home.


Amato was charged in June and arrested on June 4 after surrendering to police, after the boy told another teacher about the illicit sex.

She is currently suspended from her job, reports say.

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