A man who used to teach at Clifton High School recently lost his teaching licenses after pleading guilty to sex crime charges.
The victim in the sex crime case was a 17-year-old female student at Clifton High School.
The suspect allegedly committed the sexual offenses on multiple occasions while he was still employed at the Clifton NJ school. The suspect worked at Clifton High School as a science teacher for more than seven years.
According to Passaic County NJ prosecutors, the suspect sexually touched the victim during private interactions on school grounds. Additionally, alleged prosecutors, the suspect made several inappropriate sexual remarks to the victim.
After the victim came forward, the Clifton Police Department and the Passaic County Prosecutor s Office investigated the allegations. Authorities eventually placed the suspect under arrest and charged him with a number of crimes, including criminal sexual contact, child endangerment, and official misconduct.
The suspect, who resides in Lake Hiawatha, NJ, eventually reached a deal with the Passaic County Prosecutor s Office and pleaded guilty to the criminal charges.
Under the terms of the plea agreement, the suspect was sentenced to six months in the local county jail. Additionally, the suspect will be subject to a term of probation that will last for two years after he is released from prison, as well as a requirement to register as a sex offender under Megan s Law.
The plea deal also called for the suspect to forfeit his teaching certificates. As a result, the NJ Board of Examiners recently revoked all of the suspect s teaching licenses, which means that he will no longer be allowed to teach at any school in the State of New Jersey.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Ex-Clifton Teacher Who Had Sexual Contact with Student Loses Teaching Licenses.”