NJ substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting student as others watched

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Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student in Front of Classmates

PATERSON, New Jersey – A New Jersey substitute teacher accused of sexually assaulting a young student was arrested Tuesday.

Pedro Rodriguez, 58, was working at School Number 11 in Passaic when he allegedly abused a 10-year-old female student, according Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes. Rodriguez is accused of fondling the girl while two of her classmates watched.

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After an investigation by the County Prosecutor's Special Victims Unit, Rodriguez was charged with second degree sexual assault and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Rodriguez could serve up to ten years in New Jersey State Prison. His bail was set at $100,000.

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