Clifton Teacher Denies Sexual Assault Allegations

Twenty-six-year-old Kristin Leone pleaded not guilty to numerous charges — including sexual assault, child endangerment and two counts of official misconduct

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    A 26-year-old history teacher has been accused of assaulting a student at the New Jersey high school where she works. Kristin Leone was arrested Monday for allegedly engaging in inappropriate sexual relations with a 16-year-old student at Clifton High School. Pat Battle reports. (Published Thursday, May 10, 2012)

    A female Clifton High School history teacher has denied allegations she had sex with a 16-year-old male student on two occasions.

    Twenty-six-year-old Kristin Leone pleaded not guilty to numerous charges — including sexual assault, child endangerment and two counts of official misconduct — during a state Superior Court appearance Tuesday in Paterson.

    She remains free on $100,000 bail.

    Passaic County prosecutors say the first alleged incident occurred on school property, the second in the teacher's Clifton home. There's no evidence to show the boy was coerced, but authorities say the relationship was not legal.

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