A guidance counselor at Penn State has been accused of sexual contact with a student

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pennsylvania (WTAJ) — A guidance counselor at Mount Union Area High School in Huntingdon County is facing charges for reportedly having a sexual relationship with a student.

State police began investigating Morgan Anderson, 31, of Cassville, near the end of December. Anderson is accused of having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old female student, with whom she was meeting.

The teenager told the soldiers that he and Anderson began flirting at school. At one point, the teen “jokingly” asked for Anderson’s Snapchat, but to his surprise, she gave it to him, according to court documents.

Police noted that Anderson and the teenager met twice outside of school. During their first meeting, Anderson and the teen reportedly kissed at Peebles Plaza in Smithfield Township. The teen said their second interaction took place at Mapleton Riverside Park, on December 6, where he and Anderson were rumored to have had sex in a car. The student told the soldiers that he agreed to meet with Anderson and voluntarily met her there.

Troopers noted that the teenager and Anderson did not talk about anything sexual on social media.

On January 4, Anderson spoke with the state police and said she knew why she was there. According to the affidavit, she told the troopers she was there because she and the teen met outside of school once for an after-school counseling session. Anderson explained that because the teen was 18, she did not realize she was violating school policy by meeting up after school and said it was a “bad idea”.

Anderson reportedly told police the teen tried to kiss her, which she said wasn’t a good idea, police said in court documents. However, the soldiers told Anderson they knew she was lying and asked her if she wanted to be honest.

Anderson initially denied having sexual contact with the teen, according to the affidavit, but eventually admitted that she did. She told the police that she did not break any laws because of the encounter, which took place outside the school.

Anderson has been charged with sexual intercourse/contact with a student and is currently on $100,000 unsecured bail.

An initial hearing is scheduled for January 25.

WTAJ reached out to the Mount Union Area School District but did not receive a response.