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Alleged Triton Sex Scandal Defendants Due in Court

Some of the defendants in the Triton teacher-student sex case are expected in court Monday.

Update, 6:20 p.m.: 

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Update, 3:30 p.m.: Triton Teachers Plead Guilty to Sex Scandal Charges.

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At least some of the five teachers and administrators charged in the Triton teacher-student sex scandal are expected in court today.

Camden County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Jason Laughlin sent out a short note saying there's a status conference hearing at 2 p.m. in the Camden County Courthouse in Camden. Laughlin did not elaborate, but did note some of the defendants may attend the hearing.

Three Triton Regional High School teachers and two administrators are suspended with pay after the scandal broke in October 2012. Teachers Jeffrey Logandro and Daniel Michielli are charged with varying degrees of inappropriate contact with students; teacher Nicholas Martinelli is charged with official misconduct. 

Triton principal Catherine DePaul and vice principal Jernee Kollock, who allegedly knew about the teachers' relationships with the students, but did not report them to authorities, also are charged. 

Stay with Gloucester Township Patch as we bring you updates from this afternoon's hearing.

For all of Gloucester Township Patch's coverage on the Triton charges, visit Patch's Triton Teacher-Student Sex Scandal page.

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Lauren Burgoon February 11, 2013 at 06:14 PM
From an earlier story (http://patch.com/A-y3YG): "A certificated school staff member can only be suspended without pay if they've been indicted on criminal charges or if tenure charges have been filed by his or her school board, according to New Jersey law." The school board did vote to immediately revoke their pay without further action (like a meeting or another vote) necessary, should any of the accused get indicted or convicted.
Angie Jones February 11, 2013 at 07:21 PM
I get the innocent until proven guilty thing. But my question is why is it taking so long for an indictment??? Is someone, somewhere just waiting for this to be forgotten and quietly go away? Must be really rough on them being suspended with pay. Getting paid to sit home and mount their defense.
Lauren Burgoon February 11, 2013 at 09:18 PM
It's not unusual for indictments to take 6 months to a year, so anything that would come down would actually be fast compared to the average. Of course, that's a dead point now for the three who pleaded guilty today. By contrast, the Pine Hill teacher just indicted was arrested almost two years ago.
Darryl Holmes February 11, 2013 at 11:22 PM
How about indicting the SUPERINTENDENT JOHN GOLDEN who knew all about this scandal and did nothing.,.. why wasnt HE charged? DEPAUL told him of the teachers infractions when it first occured, Why is he still in his position he is as GUILTY as anyone else.
Schu February 12, 2013 at 12:21 AM
Either way, we the GT taxpayers are the losers.

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