An Essex County man who was employed as a math teacher at a Paterson high school has lost his teaching license after pleading guilty to child abuse charges.
The suspect resided in Montclair New Jersey and worked at East Side High School in Paterson, NJ. It was in 2014 that authorities began to investigate the suspect for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a student. At the conclusion of the investigation, law enforcement placed the suspect under arrest and charged him with several sex crimes.
If the suspect had fought the charges and gone to trial in Passaic County Superior Court, he would have faced a lengthy prison sentence. Instead, the suspect avoided jail time by reaching a plea deal with Passaic County prosecutors. The suspect pleaded guilty to child abuse and child cruelty/neglect, with prosecutors subsequently recommending that he receive a sentence of probation instead of prison.
Since being arrested and criminally charged, the suspect has not taught. Now it appears that he will never again be allowed to teach in NJ. The New Jersey Department of Education State Board of Examiners recently convened and stripped the suspect of his education license.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Ex-Teacher Accused of Sex with Student Loses License.”