Askins, McLoughlin Among 42 Pennsylvania Educators to Lose Licenses in 2018 Due to Sexual Misconduct

| May 18, 2018

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Two Venango County men were among 42 educators in the state to lose their licenses over sexual misconduct last year.

According to records in a database of disciplinary actions against Pennsylvania teachers maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, 42 educators lost their certifications, either by surrender or revocation, over sexual misconduct in 2017.

Locally, two Venango County teachers surrendered their certifications after sexual misconduct cases in the last year.

Kyle Stanley Askins

Kyle Stanley Askins, 26, of Franklin, surrendered his certificate on October 24, 2017, after pleading guilty to guilty before Judge Oliver Lobaugh to one first-degree felony count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 16 years of age.

The following charges against were dropped in exchange for his plea:

– Statutory Sexual Assault: 4-8 Years Older, Felony 2
– Aggravated Indecent Assault – Complainant Less Than 16, Felony 2
– Interference W/Custody Of Children, Felony 3
– Corruption Of Minors – Defendant Age 18 or Above, Felony 3
– Indecent Assault Person Less 16 Years Age, Misdemeanor 2

Askins, a 2010 Franklin High School graduate, was a third-year physical education and health teacher.

According to court documents, Askins and his alleged victim, a 13-year-old girl, met outside of school on approximately 10 occasions and school staff had contacted police.

Askins allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with the victim on eight known occasions, according to police. Police say Askins admitted to engaging in a relationship with the 13-year-old victim.

Asking was sentenced to serve a minimum of 54 months to a maximum of 20 years at Camp Hill State Correctional Institute. Askins was also ordered to pay a total of $874.00 in fines and restitution.

He was required to register as a Tier III Lifetime sex offender under Pennsylvania’s Megan’s Law.

Shaun McLoughlin

Shaun McLoughlin, 40, of Franklin, surrendered his certificate on October 24, 2017, after pleading guilty to one count of Corruption of Minors, a third-degree felony.

According to a statement issued by Chief Wenner of the Oil City Police, sometime between November 2014 and April 2017, in the City of Oil City, McLoughlin, then 37 years of age, engaged in a course of misconduct, which tended to corrupt the morals of a then 16-year-old female student.

According to police, McLoughlin encouraged the minor to conspire with him to further their relationship over the prolonged period of time and engaged in a mental, emotional, and physically intimate relationship with the victim, which turned sexual in nature after she reached her 17th birthday.

McLoughlin was sentenced to serve a 5-year probation term. He was also ordered to complete 50 hours of community service and is prohibited from having contact with his victim.

He will also be required to register as a Tier 1 sex offender under Pennsylvania Megan’s Law statute. Tier 1 sex offenders are required to remain registered for a 15-year period.

Other Cases in the Region

Michael Cinefra, who taught at Plum Borough School District, surrendered his certificate on May 31, 2017, after pleading guilty to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, institutional sexual assault, two counts of corruption of minors, and selling or furnishing alcohol to minors.

Adam P. Deutsch, who was employed by the School District of Pittsburgh, surrendered his certificate on Feb. 9, 2017, after being criminally charged with sexual abuse of children – disseminating photo/film of child sex acts, sexual abuse of children—child pornography, criminal use of communication facility, and several drug offenses.

Lisa E. Kelly, who worked for Allegheny Intermediate Unit 3, surrendered her certificate on Oct. 24, 2017, after she was criminally convicted of rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, criminal use of a communication facility, and indecent assault.

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