A former elementary school teacher has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting several of his underage students in Morris County, New Jersey.
The suspect, a 42-year-old man who used to live in Bloomfield NJ, served as an assistant track coach at Butler High School in Butler, New Jersey in 1997. During his time as a sports coach at the Butler NJ high school, the suspect allegedly committed numerous sex crimes, including having sex with a 15-year-old girl he met while teaching at the high school. Additionally, the suspect reportedly molested four underage female students while teaching at William Mason Elementary School in Montville, NJ.
The suspect also allegedly sexually assaulted a girl at Cedar Hill Prep School, which is located in Franklin Township, New Jersey.
The sexual assault allegations did not come to light until many years after the fact. During that time, the suspect served as a teacher and track coach at Montville High School in Montville, New Jersey.
The suspect was charged with numerous sexual offenses, including aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault. He eventually reached a plea deal with Sussex County Prosecutors that will allow him to avoid the most severe penalties in the case.
Under the terms of the suspect’s plea agreement, the suspect will be sentenced to a term of incarceration of 14 years in prison. That punishment will include a concurrent sentence of seven years in prison for one of the sexual assault charges.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Elementary School Teacher Admits Sexually Assaulting 5 Kids, Report Says.”