Teachers, bosses charged in NJ school sex scandal

By Geoff Mulvihill

Associated Press

Published: Friday, Oct. 5 2012 12:36 a.m. MDT

Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk announces Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Camden, N.J., that three teachers and two administrators at a southern New Jersey high school have been arrested on charges stemming from allegations involving sex with students. Faulk said the principal and vice principal at Triton High School in Runnemede were charged with official misconduct for allegedly failing to report the relationships when they learned about them. Also, Faulk says two of the teachers are charged with criminal sexual contact and the third is charged with sexual assault.

Mel Evans, Associated Press

CAMDEN, N.J. — Three New Jersey high school teachers are charged with having improper sexual relationships with female students — and two administrators face charges for allegedly covering it up.

Camden County authorities announced the charges Thursday. Triton High School Principal Catherine DePaul and Assistant Principal Jernee Kollock face official misconduct charges for allegedly failing to report the relationships to authorities.

Teachers Dan Michielli, Nick Martinelli and Jeff Logandro face charges including sexual assault, child endangerment and criminal sexual contact.

All five could face at least five years in prison.

County Prosecutor Warren Faulk says a student told DePaul in April that a teacher was having a sexual relationship with another student, but the information wasn't forwarded to law enforcement. Kollock allegedly helped the girl write her statement to make it sound less serious.

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