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Kristin Leone, N.J. high school teacher, arrested for alleged sex with student

Kristin Leone CBS/WCBS

NJ high school teacher accused of having sex with student
Kristin Leone
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(CBS/WCBS/AP) CLIFTON, N.J. - New Jersey high school teacher Kristin Leone has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student, prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Investigators determined the 26-year-old Clifton High School history teacher engaged in sexual conduct with the male student on at least two separate occasions. Police launched an investigation into the allegations on Monday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes told CBS New York.

Leone was arrested Monday and charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of criminal sexual contact, luring and enticing a child, and two counts of official misconduct. She was released Monday night on $100,000 bail.

Parents and students expressed shock over the allegations.

"That's disgusting, that's unacceptable, that should never happen," one parent told the station.

Clifton High School has had more than its share of sex scandals. CBS New York reports that in the past year, at least three girls have claimed to having been raped or sexually assaulted by other students on campus. In 2010, the former principal was accused of exposing himself to the mother of a special needs student during a meeting about her child.

Leone faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

  • Edecio Martinez

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