Burlington County Prosecutor's Office

NJ high school aide arrested, charged for inappropriate contact with student

November 03, 2018 - 5:04 pm
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PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) -- Charges have been filed against a substitute classroom aide after she allegedly had inappropriate contact with a Pemberton Township High School student.

The Burlington County Prosecutor's Office says Casey L. Bartholomew, 22, was arrested and charged Friday with “having inappropriate contact with a male student as well as using social media to engage in sexually explicit conversations and send him nude photos of herself.”

Bartholomew's charges include, Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree), Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact (Third Degree), and Showing Obscenity to a Minor (Third Degree).

According to the prosecutor’s office, the investigation revealed that the contact between Bartholomew and the student had occurred earlier this week.

School Superintendent Tony Trongone released a statement Friday saying, "On Friday, November 2nd , administrators at Pemberton Township High School were notified of alleged inappropriate contact between a female substitute classroom aide and male high school students. We immediately notified the parents of the students and the Pemberton Township Police Department. At this time, the incident remains under investigation with the police department and prosecutor’s office. The substitute has been removed from the district substitute list until further notice and until the investigation has been concluded. Due to the nature of this investigation, we are unable disclose any further information. Rest assured that the school district takes all allegations of inappropriate behavior between a student and employee very seriously and remains committed to ensuring the safety and security of all students."

The prosecutor office says Bartholomew "will have a first appearance today (Saturday) in Superior Court."

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KYW Newsradio's Kim Glovas and Andrew Kramer contributed to this story.

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