A woman who used to be employed as an art teacher at a Mendham NJ drug treatment facility pleaded guilty to multiple sex crimes.
The suspect, a 30-year-old resident of Pompton Lakes, worked at Daytop Village in Mendham, New Jersey. Daytop Village is a substance abuse treatment facility for teenagers.
The suspect was employed at the Mendham substance abuse treatment center until November 2014, when allegations surfaced that she had committed several sexual offenses. According to law enforcement, the suspect sexually touched a male resident at the drug treatment center and showed naked photographs to another male resident.
Police arrested the suspect and charged her with various sex crimes, including sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and child abuse.
The suspect was ultimately able to stay out of jail by accepting a plea offer from the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office: in exchange for the suspect pleading guilty to criminal sexual contact, Morris County prosecutors dropped the other criminal charges and recommended a term of probation.
The suspect will have to attend a substance abuse program and undergo mental health counseling as part of her probationary sentence.
For additional information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Ex-Daytop Teacher Admits Sexual Misdeeds with Two Residents.”