Pittsburgh Teacher Arrested In Student Lap Dance Scandal
Pittsburgh teacher Michael White was arrested in a student lap dance schedule. A female student claims the teacher forced her to give lap dances for her male peers before the educator took her to his home. The unnamed student also maintains that White gave her alcohol and then had sex with her.
Michael White, 29, taught information technology at Perry Traditional Academy. Before the teen girl made the lap dance allegations on Wednesday, the Pittsburgh teacher had already been accused of assault a different 16-year-old female student.
The female student claiming she was encouraged to give lap dances at school also maintains that the Pittsburgh teacher kissed her squarely on the lips while inside the classroom. The girl also told law enforcement officers that the Perry Traditional Academy educator tried to convince her to have a “hotel party” and strip for him. The alleged sexual assault victim also alleges that Michael White took her to his residence in Homewood during school hours for sex.
Pittsburgh prosecutors maintain that White and the teenage girl had sex on multiple occasions and that marijuana and alcohol were used to ply the girl into submission. The Perry Traditional Academy lap dance alleged victim also stated she had to undergo treatment at the hospital due to her alcohol consumption on one occasion.
Michael White allegedly made a comment to her about getting pregnant by a school teacher. The Pittsburgh teacher faces two counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, one count of indecent assault, selling or furnishing liquor to minors, corruption of minors, sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, and institutional sexual assault of a minor.
The Perry Traditional Academy teacher also faces criminal charges for alleged indecent assault of a 15-year-old student last school year. The girl claims her teachers grabbed her buttocks and touched her breasts on multiple occasions. Defense attorney Chuck Gallo said he and his client are skeptical of the allegations “at this time.” Gallo feels the girls are not telling the truth and a troubled.
Pittsburgh teacher Michael White has been suspended by the school and is out of jail on bond.