A high school teacher in Maplewood has been charged with sexually assaulting three 15-year-old students on school property and in her car multiple times, Essex County Prosecutor and Maplewood Police announced today.
Nicole Dufault, 35, of Caldwell, has been accused of assaulting the three boys during the 2013-2014 school year and during summer school in 2013 and 2014, authorities said.
Dufault was arrested last night at her home and charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
The three victims were 15-year-old boys attending Columbia High School, where Dufault has been employed as a language arts teacher for about nine years.
Authorities allege Dufault had oral sex and vaginal intercourse with the students on school property and in her car on multiple occasions.
Police are trying to trace a gang of young boys in connection with sexual assaults on a jogger and a teenage girl in Brockwell Park in south London.
The suspects are described as being as young as 10, with Trainee Detective Constable Jen Barley saying: “This is very unusual and aggressive behaviour by males of such a young age.”
A spokesman for the Met said on Monday, August 11 at approximately 6.30pm a 28-year-old woman was jogging in the park when she was approached by two boys on bicycles who grabbed her buttocks.
She confronted the boys and they shouted abuse of a violent sexual nature at her.
The second offence took place on Saturday, August 16 around 6pm, when three boys approached a 16-year-old girl, who was sitting in Brockwell Park with a friend, from behind.
The spokesman said:
“One of the boys grabbed the 16-year-old’s breasts and groped her.
The victim escaped his hold and stood up; the boy grabbed the victim again pulling her close to his body.
She broke free and ran off. The boy then shouted abuse of a violent sexual nature at the victim and exposed himself.”
Officers in Lambeth Borough are appealing for the public’s help in identifying the boys wanted in connection with the sexual offences.
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact officers on 0208 649 2192, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
An Everett, Pennsylvania, teenager faces charges for “desecrating a venerated object” after the boy posted Facebook photos of himself receiving simulated head from a Jesus statue.
Police say the desecration took place at Love In the Name of Christ church. Apparently this isn’t a proper way to express that Christ-love?
Desecrating a venerated object—defined as “defacing, damaging, polluting, or otherwise physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will outrage the sensibilities”—is a second-degree misdemeanor in Pennsylvania, with a possible punishment of up to two years jail time.
The Jesus photos came to law enforcement’s attention after the teen posted them to Facebook.
Two teenage boys have pleaded not guilty to killing a west Auckland dairy owner stabbed to death in front of his wife.
The lawyer for a 13-year-old charged with murdering Arun Kumar entered a not guilty plea on his behalf in the High Court at Auckland on Wednesday.
A 12-year-old, who’s been charged with Mr Kumar’s manslaughter, had previously entered a not guilty plea.
The court was packed family members who nodded and smiled at the boys as they stood in the dock.