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Special Ed teacher allegedly assaults three teens

Published On: Jan 31 2014 05:00:27 PM CST
Updated On: Jan 31 2014 06:43:20 PM CST

A Monroe County woman is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting three teens from an at-risk youth academy.

TOBYHANNA, Pa. -

A Monroe County woman is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting three teens from an at-risk youth academy.

The boys were housed at Vision Quest, Standing Timbers Academy in Clifton Township, Lackawanna County and police say she was their teacher.

Court records say the alleged assaults took place at the Vision Quest campus and in Domenique McKillop's car.

Police say the sexual assaults occurred between Oct. 24, 2012 and Sept. 10, 2013.

Court records say the 16-year-old and two 15-year-olds were all students at VisonQuest.

The facility provides services for youths between the ages of 12 and 18 ranging from drug counseling to GED training.

While at the academy all three boys told police they had contact with 27-year-old McKillop of Tobyhanna Township.

McKillop was employed at Vision Quest as a special education teacher.

The company says McKillop passed all the required background checks, but said in a written statement, "Ms.McKillop was terminated by VisionQuest on Sept.10, 2013 prior to any allegations of illegal conduct, because she admitted to pursuing the adoption of a youth in the program, which is in violation of VisionQuest policy."

The alleged victims claim that McKillop performed sexual acts on them on the grounds of Vision Quest, in her office and in her Black Kia SUV while parked on Keystone Road.

"No, sorry, no comment," McKillop said when 69News went to her home.

McKillop is facing several charges including corruption of minors.

The Vision Quest statement says the company alerted authorities as soon as they heard about the allegations.

"Vision Quest continues to cooperate fully with all authorities involved in this matter," Vision Quest said in their statement.

McKillop's next court appearance is scheduled for February 5th.