‘Every Parent’s Worst Nightmare’: Dance Instructor Charged With Sexual Assault Of Teen Student

A Pennsylvania dance teacher, accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy she met at the studio she taught at, was arrested after the boy’s parents allegedly found racy images of the instructor on his phone. 

Carly Green, age 24, was charged with statutory sexual assault and institutional sexual assault of a child, according to CBS Philly. Green allegedly had sex 50 times with a 15-year-old boy enrolled at the Aston dance studio she taught at in spring 2018. The sexual encounters allegedly occurred at the dance teacher’s house.

“This is a sad case involving a teacher, as well as a family friend, abusing the trust placed in her by both the parent and the child,” Delaware County District Attorney Jack Stollsteimer told WPVI-TV. “The defendant chose to exploit the relationship of trust built over several years by engaging in a sexual relationship with the victim, knowing full well both the age of the child, and the legal age of consent.”

The child’s mother said the family first detected something wasn’t right after the boy’s grades went downhill. He had also begun acting depressed, as well as drinking alcohol and vaping. The teen, who had been a student at the studio since age 10, eventually confessed to having sex with Green, authorities said.

The illicit relationship allegedly ended for awhile and then began again in 2019, according to law enforcement.

“[It’s] every parent’s worst nightmare,” Jack Stollsteimer added.

Green has since posted a $50,000 bond and been released, according to PEOPLE.com. She has a preliminary hearing scheduled for Sept. 25. 

Dance Obsessions, the studio Green taught at, didn’t immediately respond to ’s request for comment on Thursday.

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