Coach Charged In Teen Sex Case
A Bucks County man is accused of having an inappropriate and illegal relationship with a female student at a private school on the Main Line. 50-year-old James Civello of Upper Black Eddy is charged with corrupting minors and endangering the welfare of a child. He coached the squash team at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, and investigators say the victim is a 16-year-old girl who played on the team. She went to Lower Merion Township Police with her parents early this month to report that she had an ongoing sexual relationship with Civello starting in April of this year, and they had sex in several places including the Guest Suites Hotel in Bryn Mawr, SEPTA’s Haverford Train Station and the victim’s Lower Merion home. Court documents say she considered her coach a mentor.