Three years after the alleged incident occurred, a Montgomery County schoolteacher was charged this morning with failing to report that a former student had informed him she had been raped.
Frank R. Mercon, 40, a health teacher at Upper Perkiomen High School, was arraigned before a Red Hill district magistrate and released on $10,000 bail.
The alleged incident occurred three years ago, but was brought to the attention of Berks County officials only recently by an unidentified person, said county District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman.
In 2010, the former student informed Mercon that the year before she was the victim of a "date rape" by an adult male at the Penn State Berks County campus, according to the affidavit of probable cause. At the time of the alleged rape, she was 15.