NJ Teacher, Softball Coach Arrested in Alleged Sex Assault

Jillian Clementi of Rutherford, N.J. is accused of engaging in sexual activity with a former male student at Wood-Ridge High School

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    Bergen County Prosecutor's Office

    A 28-year-old teacher and softball coach in New Jersey has been arrested, accused of engaging in sexual activity with a former student, authorities said.

    Jillian Clementi of Rutherford, N.J. is accused of engaging in sexual activity with a former male student at Wood-Ridge High School while she was a coach for the girls' softball team there, the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office said.

    Authorities said the activities happened in her residence at the time in Lyndhurst, N.J. during the victim's junior year in high school. The student has since graduated.

    Clementi is also a full-time teacher at Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, N.J. Prosecutors and the Disocese of Newark said she is not accused of wrongdoing at that school, though she has reportedly been suspended from her job there.

    Clementi was charged with second-degree sexual assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. She was released from jail on $50,000 bail pending her next court appearance.

    It wasn't immediately clear if she had an attorney.

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