DOYLESTOWN >> Additional charges have been filed against a former teacher and women’s soccer coach stemming from his abuse of four more female students.
Christian Howard Willman, 39, of the 3800 block of South Church St., Coopersburg, on June 27 was charged with four counts of corruption of minors and four counts of child pornography.
Willman remains jailed in lieu of bail set at 10 percent of $1,000,000.
The new charges reflect the systematic abuse of four female students at Parkland High School in South Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, where Willman was employed as a teacher from 2001 to 2011.
The Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office has transferred jurisdiction for the prosecution of these offenses to the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office, which is handling previously filed charges. Those charges, several felony counts for the abuse of two female students of Palisades High School in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, were filed in May.
Taken together, the charges show a pattern by which Willman abused students by waiting until they turned 16, courting them through text messages and later escalating to physical sexual contact. The abuse ended after the victims left high school.
The District Attorney’s Office and investigators from Pennsylvania State Police believe there may be more victims, as well as individuals possessing corroborating information or electronic evidence.
“You may not consider yourself to be a victim, in the traditional sense of the word, but let us be the judge of whether or not you were one of his victims.” said District Attorney Matthew D. Weintraub. “You are not alone, and you should not feel embarrassed to come forward and stand up for yourself.”
Anyone with information about this case should contact Trooper Christopher Cleveland at PSP Dublin at 215.766.5030.
The case continues to be investigated, and has been assigned for prosecution to Deputy District Attorney Kate Kohler. Any additional Lehigh County investigations arising from this case will remain under the jurisdiction of the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office.