A substitute teacher in Elizabeth, New Jersey has been accused of sexually assaulting a student. According to US News/Associated Press, 27-year-old Nataly Lopez allegedly had sexual relations with a middle school student.
Lopez apparently engaged in sexual acts with one of her male students in her car on at least two occasions. She also exchanged sexually explicit messages with him online for several weeks.
The age of the boy has not been released.
Although she taught at Nicholas S. LaCorte-Peterstown School No. 3, she was employed by Source4Teachers, which is a private company that outsources teachers to schools.
According to CBS News, Lopez has been charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, per a statement by the Union County Sheriff's Office. She was arrested on Thursday. If convicted, she could face between 10 and 20 years behind bars.
[Photo: Union County Sheriff's Office]
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