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Pine Hill Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of 17 Middle School Students

Charles Reilly, 45, pleaded guilty to three counts of Official Misconduct, 17 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and a count of Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

A Pine Hill teacher pleaded guilty to several counts relating to the sexual abuse of several middle school students, Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Pine Hill Police Chief Chris Winters announced on Wednesday.

Charles Reilly, 45, pleaded guilty to three counts of Official Misconduct, 17 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and a count of Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Reilly admitted to engaging in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male Pine Hill Middle School students from 2006 to 2011. The victims ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old.

The communication included conversations during which Reilly asked the students to bring semen stained tissues to school so he could make art projects with them.

A Camden County Police Detective posed as one of Reilly’s students online during the investigation and those conversations led to the attempted endangering charge.

He is likely to receive 15 years in prison, five years of which he must serve before being eligible for parole, authorities said.

He will also undergo psychological evaluation. 

His sentencing is scheduled for July 18.

Pat Zammer April 10, 2014 at 09:45 AM
What is wrong with our justice system that these predators can just go to another state and get a job in the same field. Why do we not have a national data base to track them and never allow them to teach again.
Abby Normal April 13, 2014 at 09:10 AM
The teaching profession suffers the same fate of every other field that centers around children. These predators are attracted to these fields. It is not the teaching or teachers that are the issue, who suffer stain after stain when these things happen. But please read this: http://www.cpiu.us/statistics-2/ : before you stain all teachers.
Gordo K April 13, 2014 at 04:44 PM
No comment from the NJEA?
S. W. April 16, 2014 at 09:15 PM
The sad thing is this man was accused of physically harming one of these boys, but in some circumstances it's best to settle before trial. The good thing is he will never teach again!!

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