Wall Township NJ Teacher Accused of Having Sex with 15-Year-Old Student
An English teacher at Wall High School in Wall Township NJ has been charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student.
On July 14, a complaint was filed against Kalee Warnick. The complaint alleged that Ms. Warnick had inappropriate contact with a male student at the high school.
Ms. Warnick was a first-year teacher at the high school and also worked as a summer home instructor.
According to Ms. Warnick’s defense attorney, Ms. Warnick will respond to the charges with a not guilty plea.
The case is getting national attention. Members of the Wall Township Board of Education have declined to comment on the case at this time. This week, the board will convene for a closed session to discuss Ms. Warnick’s contract renewal.
Aggravated sexual assault in New Jersey is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a. As set forth by the statute, aggravated sexual assault is classified as a first degree felony. If convicted of this charge, Ms. Warnick may be sentenced to up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. Additionally, the No Early Release Act (NERA) applies to aggravated sexual assault convictions. This means that Ms. Warnick would be required to serve at least 85% of her sentence before gaining parole eligibility.
Ms. Warnick was released from police custody after posting $50,000.00 bail.
To learn more about this case, read the HuffingtonPost.com article entitled “Kalee Warnick, New Jersey English Teacher, Had Sexual Relationship with 15-Year-Old Student: Police.“