WALL TOWNSHIP, N.J. - A former New Jersey high school teacher has been indicted on charges she sexually molested a male student, reports the Star-Ledger.
According to the paper, the grand jury in Monmouth County charged 24-year-old Kalee Warnick - who previously taught English at Wall High School in Wall Township, N.J. - with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endangerment in connection with an ongoing sexual relationship she allegedly carried out with a then-15-year-old student.
The indictment does not name the teen, though he is referred to by the initials "J.M." It states that the alleged incidents between Warnick and the 15-year-old occurred between Jan. 1 and July 31, 2013.
The paper reports Warnick, a 2008 graduate of Wall High School, was a first-year freshman English teacher at the school. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said J.M. was one of Warnick's students.
Investigators said the incidents occurred outside of town - in Sea Girt and Manasquan - as well as at the suspect's home, where sexual penetration allegedly took place in July 2013.
Warnick could face up to 20 years in prison if convicted of aggravated sexual assault, the Star-Ledger reports. The endangering and sexual assault charges each could carry up to 10 years as well. If convicted, she would also have to register as a sex offender under Megan's Law, which would subject the former educator to parole supervision for life.