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Former Assistant Principal at NJ High School Indicted on Sex Offense Charges: Prosecutor

The 57-year-old former administrator allegedly had an inappropriate relationship with a minor he lived with at his New Jersey home for over a year

A former assistant principal at a New Jersey high school has been indicted on sexual offenses stemming from an alleged improper relationship with a minor, prosecutors say.

Roger Schneider was indicted on endangering child welfare, criminal sexual contact, and aggravated sexual contact charges Thursday, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said.

The 57-year-old was a onetime assistant principal at Roxbury High School. 

Schneider is alleged to have purposely committed acts of sexual contact with a minor who was at least 13 years old but under 16, prosecutors said. The minor was living with him in Rockaway Township at the time, according to the indictment.

The former administrator, who is also a former Clifton, New Jersey police officer, was arrested in 2015, according to authorities. The Roxbury school district placed him on adminsitrative leave and resigned his seat on the Morris Hills Board of Education after he was arrested, prosecutors said.

Schneider's attorney, Sharon Bittner Kean, didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

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