Hackensack NJ Teacher Allegedly Had Sex with Minor, Pleads Guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child
An ex-teacher at a school in Hackensack NJ recently reached a plea deal on sex crime charges and reportedly admitted to having sex with a student at the school.
The 65-year-old suspect, who lives in New York, had worked as a biology teacher at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack NJ since the early 1990s.
According to the Bergen County officials, the suspect engaged in illicit sexual activity with a 16-year-old female student. Additionally, the suspect allegedly sent sexually explicit emails and text messages to the student.
Authorities eventually became aware of the alleged sex crimes because of the emails. The victim’s sister reportedly came across the sexually explicit messages and notified the girls’ mom. The mother than alerted the Hackensack Police Department, prompting an investigation.
The investigation included Hackensack police officers and Bergen County detectives. Investigators spoke with the victim, who reportedly offered details about her sexual encounters with the suspect.
The investigation concluded with law enforcement arresting the suspect and charging him with several sex crimes, including sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and child endangerment.
Now the suspect will be sentenced to a term of incarceration in NJ State Prison after reaching a plea agreement with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. The suspect pleaded guilty to endangering the welfare of a child; in exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to drop the other criminal charges in the case.
To learn more about this case, view the Patch.com article, “Ex-Bergen County Academies Teacher Pleads Guilty in Student Sex Case: Report.”