Lyndhurst NJ Teacher Who Allegedly Sexually Assaulted Student Now Accused of Violating No-Contact Order
A Jersey City teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student at her school allegedly violated the terms of a no-contact order in the sex crime case.
According to prosecutors, the 32-year-old suspect, a second-grade teacher, committed the sexual assault of a 15-year-old female student at Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School. The school is located in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
Authorities learned about the sexual assault allegations when school officials alerted the Lyndhurst Police Department. Teachers at the school allegedly observed “inappropriate behavior” between the suspect and the victim while they were away on a school field trip.
When investigators looked into the allegations, they reportedly found out that the suspect engaged in illegal sexual activity with the victim at the suspect’s house in Jersey City, NJ.
The suspect was later placed under arrest. She was charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Sometime after the suspect posted $150,000 bail and secured her release from jail, she allegedly made two phone calls to the victim from restricted numbers.
The suspect also allegedly sent the victim a text message with a “pet name” that the suspect previously used for the victim.
Lyndhurst police investigated the new allegations and learned that the suspect allegedly downloaded an application so that she could block her phone number. Police also found out that the suspect allegedly searched the Internet in order to acquire the student’s phone number.
The suspect has now been charged with contempt of court for allegedly violating the judicial order preventing her from contact with the victim.
Once the new charges were filed against the suspect, she was ordered held at the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey.
For additional information about this case, go to the NJ.com article entitled “Teacher, Accused of Sexual Assault, Re-arrested for Allegedly Contacting Student, Report Says.”