A 31-year-old former music teacher at Central Bucks High School South made a brief appearance in the Bucks County Justice Center in Doylestown on Tuesday to plead guilty to charges of having sex at least three times with a 14-year-old student in 2012.
According to Bucks County prosecutor Matthew Lannetti, the former teacher could receive the standard range of two to three years in prison when she’s sentenced in about 90 days.
County Judge Wallace H. Bateman accepted Szychulski’s plea and deferred sentencing to allow her to be evaluated by the state’s Sexual Offenders Assessment Board. That’s to determine if she should be considered a sexually violent predator at the time of her sentencing.
According to court documents, Szychulski was the band director at Central Bucks High School South in Warrington when she was accused of engaging in a six-month relationship with a 14-year-old boy while he was a student at Lenape Middle School in 2012.
At that time, Szychulski was teaching music at the middle school and supervising the band, court documents say.
Charges were brought against Szychulski in September after the boy reported the relationship to investigators from the Bucks County Children’s Advocacy Center in Warwick.
According to court documents, the boy told police that Szychulski sent him sexually explicit pictures and the two had three sexual encounters, including one in her car and two at the middle school (one in a storage room near the band room and another in her office).
She remains free on bail.