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Pennsylvania Piano Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Molesting Students  30

antonfominSchool: Malvern School of Music

County & State: West Chester County, Pennsylvania

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator : Anton Fomin

Age of Teacher: 45

Month/Year of Arrest: June 2014

Month/Year of Sentencing: July 2015

News SourceWPXI



CHESTER COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA – Anton Fomin, 45, a piano teacher and Russian national, was arrested on June 12, 2014 and charged with abuse of five 6-year-olds and an 11-year-old during private piano lessons at the Malvern School of Music.  Fomin began working for the Malvern school when it opened in 2008, and also taught piano out of his East Pikeland home. The investigation was initiated when a parent of a 6-year-old girl contacted the Malvern Police Department and told police that Fomin had touched her daughter inappropriately during one-on-one piano lessons at the school. On July 17, 2015, Fomin pleaded guilty in Chester County court and was sentenced to 3½ to seven years in state prison. According to the WPXI.COM news report, Fomin will be subject to deportation when he is released from prison.

Wyoming Valley West High School Sentenced to Prison, Teaching Certificate Revoked  4

Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 3.17.01 PMSchool: Wyoming Valley West High School

County & State: Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Name of Teacher / Perpetrator : Lauren Harrington-Cooper

Age of Teacher: 32

Month/Year of Arrest: December 2013

Month/Year of Sentencing: September 2014

News Source: The Citizen’s Voice


Lauren Harrington-Cooper, 32, a former teacher at Wyoming Valley West High School, plead guilty in September 2014 to two felony counts of sexual contact with students and two counts of corrupting minors. She was immediately sentenced to nine to 23 months in prison. Harrington-Cooper was first arrested in December 2013 and charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student. The following month, she was charged with sending explicit text messages and performing oral sex with a 17-year-old student. Immediately after pleading guilty, she was sentenced to 23 months in prison. Her teaching certificate was revoked in April 2015.