An Essex County man who taught at a Paterson NJ high school was stripped of his teaching license after admitting to child abuse.
The suspect lived in Montclair NJ and worked as a math teacher at East Side High School in Paterson, New Jersey. In 2014, he was accused of engaging in a sexual relationship with a student at the high school.
After an investigation into the sex crime allegations, the suspect was arrested and charged with multiple sexual offenses.
The suspect avoided trial in Passaic County Superior Court by reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors. He pleaded guilty to charges for child abuse and child cruelty/neglect; in exchange for the guilty plea, prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence of probation. As a result of the plea deal, the suspect stayed out of prison.
However, there were other consequences for the suspect. For instance, he will no longer be allowed to teach in the State of New Jersey. That s because the NJ Department of Education State Board of Examiners recently ruled that the suspect can no longer maintain his education license. That decision was rendered without the suspect testifying, as he reportedly declined to speak in his own defense.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Ex-Teacher Accused of Sex with Student Loses License.”