Teacher Accused of Inappropriate Relationship With Teen

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    Prince William County Police
    Tina Marie Amato

    A Prince William County, Va., high school teacher allegedly carried on an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old student for a year.

    Tina Marie Amato, 27, of Fredericksburg, is charged with two counts of indecent liberties by a custodian, crimes against nature and use of a communications system to facilitate offenses.

    Police receive a report Friday of a sexual assault between a Gar-Field High School teacher and a male student, authorities said. The investigation uncovered the alleged relationship between the two.

    Amato has been an English teacher with Prince William County Schools for more than two years, a school system spokesperson said. She is on administrative leave pending the police investigation.

    Parents will be informed about the investigation.

    Amato is being held without bond. She is scheduled to appear in court May 25.


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