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NJ Teacher Sexually Assaulted 3-Year-Old Student, Prosecutors Say

Thomas Meier was a teacher at Head Start of Morris County at the time of the alleged incident, prosecutors say

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    What to Know

    • Police in New Jersey arrested a teacher this week for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3-year-old student, prosecutors say

    • Thomas Meier was a teacher at Head Start of Morris County at the time of the alleged incident, prosecutors say

    • Meier has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to prosecutors

    Police in New Jersey arrested a teacher this week for allegedly sexually assaulting a 3-year-old student, prosecutors say. 

    A coworker observed Thomas Meier, 35, of Mount Arlington, "engaged in an act of sexual contact" with the child on Oct. 8, Morris County prosecutors say. 

    Meier was a teacher at Head Start of Morris County at the time of the alleged incident, according to prosecutors. 

    Prosecutors have charged Meier with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. 

    He is being held at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance, the prosecutor's office said.

    Attorney information for Meier was not immediately available Saturday. 

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