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High School Teacher Shared Hotel Room with Underage Student

A high school social studies teacher in New Jersey is facing sex charges after he reportedly rented a hotel room to have intimate relations with an underage former student.
According to reports, a man from Absecon, New Jersey, who has been a public employee for approximately thirteen years is employed as a social studies teacher at Atlantic City High School.
It was reported that the instructor had been spending time with a 17-year-old student both outside of school and inside the classroom.
The teacher and student allegedly kissed in his classroom several times. It was also reported that they went to the park together on several occasions. The teacher allegedly picked up the girl at her house when they went on the excursions.
On March 8, the teacher reportedly rented a room at the Quality Inn in Galloway. The girl allegedly went to the hotel and joined him in the room.
The student and teacher reportedly exchanged several text messages, in addition to communicating in emails.
On September 20, the now-former student reported the situation to the authorities.
She was interviewed about the claims on September 23, and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit opened an investigation into the accusations.
The authorities reported that they had proof of the teacher admitting his sexual relationship with the girl. They found additional evidence, such as the emails and text messages between them.
On September 30, the 47-year-old man was placed under arrest for the allegations. He was transported and booked into the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
The Atlantic City Prosecutors Office released a statement confirming the charges. He is being charged with suspicion of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, and second-degree official misconduct.
At this time, he is still listed on the board of education website as an employee of the high school.
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