A woman who used to be employed as a teacher at Parsippany Hills High School in Parsippany is going to be spending time behind bars to after she pleaded guilty to sexual offense charges.
The suspect is a 35-year-old resident of Mount Olive, NJ. She was placed under arrest in 2014 after Parsippany NJ detectives investigated allegations that she sent sexually explicit texts to an underage male student at the Parsippany NJ high school. The juvenile victim was 16 years old at the time of the sex crimes.
According to authorities, the suspect sent inappropriate “sexts” to the minor between January 2013 and June 2013. Law enforcement officials also said that the suspect sent sexually explicit photos to the student and may have engaged in illegal sexual actions “occurring on and off school grounds.”
The suspect was arrested in 2014 and charged with multiple sex crimes, including sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child. She also faced criminal charges for official misconduct due to her role as a teacher in a position of power over the juvenile student.
The suspect managed to avoid trial by reaching a plea agreement with Morris County prosecutors and pleading guilty to the charges for child endangerment.
Now the suspect is on her way to NJ State Prison. Under the terms of the plea deal, the suspect was sentenced to five years behind bars.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Ex-Teacher Who Sent Graphic Texts to Student Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison.”