Saturday, May 07, 2016
Teacher, 39, 'had sex with 18-year-old student, touched him sexually during class and showered him with gifts
A teacher has been accused of having sex with an 18-year-old student several times, touching him sexually during class and then showering him with gifts to keep him quiet.
Rose Limuli, 39, had an 'inappropriate sexual relationship' with the student at Upper Dublin High School, north of Philadelphia, from November 2015 until March this year, police said.
Students - including the alleged victim - would spend lunchtimes in Limuli's classroom because she would bring in cake and was 'cool', according to investigators.
After the student turned 18, he and Limuli allegedly swapped phone numbers and started messaging each other on Snapchat, ABC 6 reported.
In November, the English teacher picked up the student in her car and drove him to a park, where she performed oral sex on him, according to a criminal complaint.
She allegedly made sexual comments to the teenager in class and is even accused of touching him sexually during a lesson.
Limuli also allegedly went to the student's home in January and had sex with him, the Montgomery News reported.
Afraid of being caught, the teacher then showered the teenager in gifts, buying him a bicycle, sneakers, clothes and giving him $1,000 in cash, the complaint states.
Investigators also said Limuli gave the student access to her credit card and told him she would get in trouble if anyone found out about their relationship.
The pair are believed to have had 10 encounters outside of school between December and March, during which they spoke on the phone to each other more than 200 times.
Limuli, who had been a teacher at the school for more than two years, was arrested and charged with 12 counts of institutional sexual assault on Monday.
She was already on administrative leave after the police started their investigation on April 19.
The teacher has been released on a $50,000 bail and cannot contact any of her students. She will appear in court on May 16.
School district Superintendent Deborah Wheeler said Limuli underwent background checks when she joined the school which 'gave no indication of any previous criminal behavior'.