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NJ Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old Girl

A New Jersey teacher sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl, authorities said. 

Vincent McDuffie is also charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact and child endangerment. The 48-year-old Paterson man made his initial court appearance on Friday and will remain in custody until a bail hearing is held Wednesday.

McDuffie has worked at a charter school and in the Paterson school district, authorities said. But they have not said if the girl was a student of his at either school.

The relationship started in June 2016 and continued through last month, Passaic County prosecutors said. 

It wasn't clear Saturday if McDuffie has retained a lawyer. He faces more than 30 years in prison if he's convicted on all counts.

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