A Jersey City teacher who allegedly sexually assaulted a student has been accused of violating a no-contact order in the case.
According to law enforcement, the 32-year-old suspect sexually assaulted a 15-year-old female student at Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School in Lyndhurst, NJ.
Police first learned of the alleged sexual assault when school officials notified the Lyndhurst Police Department. Teachers at the school reportedly witnessed “inappropriate behavior” between the suspect and the victim while they were on a school field trip.
Investigators looked into the alleged sexual misconduct and eventually determined that the suspect engaged in illegal sexual activity with the victim at the suspect’s home.
The suspect, a second-grade teacher at the school, was placed under arrest and charged with aggravated sexual assault. She was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Officials later received information that the suspect violated the terms of her release with the sexual assault charges still pending. According to authorities, the victim got two phone calls from restricted numbers.
Moreover, the suspect allegedly sent the victim a text message with a “pet name” the suspect used to designate the victim.
During the subsequent investigation, Lyndhurst police reportedly learned that the suspect downloaded an application online to block her phone number. Additionally, the suspect reportedly searched the Internet to get the student’s phone number.
The suspect now faces additional charges for contempt of court because she allegedly violated the judicial order preventing her from having any contact with the victim in the case.
After the new charges were filed against the suspect, she was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. She was being held at the jail on a $50,000 bail amount.
For further information about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Teacher, Accused of Sexual Assault, Re-arrested for Allegedly Contacting Student, Report Says.”