Cheltenham HS Athletic Trainer Contractor Arrested
Ramon Luis Cintron was charged with indecent sexual assault following an alleged incident in his school office with a 14-year-old girl.
Cheltenham Police arrested a man who holds a contract for athletic training services with Cheltenham High School on allegations that he had indecent sexual contact with a 14-year-old female student.
Ramon Luis Cintron, 29, of Philadelphia, was charged with institutional sexual assault, indecent assault, corruption of a minor, endangering the welfare of a child, and related charges after the victim told detectives that Cintron had unwelcome sexual contact with her in his office at the school on April 12, according to an April 17 Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office press release.
According to a letter posted on the school district's website, Cintron was contracted through Moss Rehabilitation. He is not a Cheltenham School District employee. Cintron does not appear to have any prior arrests.
The April 17 letter written by Cheltenham School District Superintendent Darlene Davis reads:
"It has been brought to our attention that authorities have made an arrest today of an individual who is currently contracted with our District. The adult in question is not an employee of the School District of Cheltenham Township, but does currently hold a contract for athletic training services with us through Moss Rehabilitation Center. The grounds for this arrest include alleged inappropriate contact with a female student from Cheltenham High School. As a school district, we strive to provide safe learning and social environments for all of our students. Needless to say, I am deeply saddened and concerned when such environments are compromised. Please know that we will fully support the police in their handling of this matter and will thoroughly support students who have been affected by these events."
Cintron allegedly sent several text messages to the victim after the incident apologizing for his behavior; he also urged the victim not to tell anyone, as he “could get locked up” for what he did, the press release continued.
Cintron was arraigned yesterday at 1:15 p.m. and bail was set at $100,000. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for April 27 at 10:30 a.m. in front of District Judge Christopher Cerski, 8230 Old York Road, Elkins Park.