Many New Jersey readers are aware of the case involving a Maplewood high
school teacher who is accused of having sex with multiple students. The
media coverage of her arrest has spread across the region and has received
national attention, as well. The 35-year-old teacher asserts that she
is not at fault in the matter, and she seems poised to fight the sex crimes
charges in court.
The teacher, who is also the mother of two, is accused of having intercourse
with six boys who were students at the school. The boys were 14 and 15
years of age when the incidents are claimed to have taken place, between
2013 and 2014. It is also alleged that there is video of the woman performing
an oral sex act on one of the boys.
She has been charged with
sexual assault, as well as child endangerment. Prior to her arrest, the teacher led language
arts classes at Columbia High School for nine years. She is currently
free on $500,000 bail.
As this case moves forward, more information may become available concerning
the allegations against this New Jersey teacher and her relationship with
the boys in question. While sex crimes against children are deplorable,
it is important to keep in mind that not every accusation of such deeds
results in a conviction. There are many cases in which a group of teenagers
creates or embellishes stories in order to gain attention or the admiration
of other students. In such cases, the adult accused of misconduct may
be found not guilty but will suffer a great deal of personal and professional
loss before the matter is concluded.
Source: New York Daily News, "New Jersey teacher Nicole DuFault pleads not guilty to charges of having
sex with 6 students", Doyle Murphy, April 6, 2015