ELIZABETH, N.J. — A New Jersey center school teacher is accused of having passionate family with one of her male students, authorities announced Friday.
Nataly Lopez, 27, of Elizabeth, has been charged with first-degree aggravated passionate assault, second-degree passionate attack and third-degree endangering the gratification of a child, the Union County Sheriff’s Office pronounced in a statement.
Lopez taught classes at Nicholas S. LaCorte-Peterstown School No. 3, but was employed by Source4Teachers, a private company that hires surrogate teachers for the school district, the sheriff’s bureau said.
She allegedly intent in passionate acts with the tyro in her car on two occasions and exchanged sexually pithy messages with him online, Union County Assistant Prosecutor Meghan Tomlinson said.
Police pronounced Lopez was arrested but occurrence at her home Thursday afternoon and held in Union County Jail tentative her first justice appearance. They have not expelled the age of the tyro in the case.
Elizabeth Schools Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer pronounced the district immediately banned Lopez from entering its comforts when they became wakeful of the allegations. “Law coercion and social service agencies were notified, as was the substitute’s employer,” Hugelmeyer pronounced in a matter to NJ.com.
If convicted, Lopez could face between 10 and 20 years in prison.