HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - A Montgomery High School teacher who lives in Hillsborough has been arrested and faces charges of sending nude photos of herself and sexually-explicit messages via social media to a Montgomery High School student over a period of several months.

Michelina Aichele, 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough, has been charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She is being held in the Somerset County Jail, pending a detention hearing, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson,

Robertson provided the following account:

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Montgomery Township school officials contacted Montgomery police on Oct. 4 concerning the allegations against Aichele. An investigation ensued.

The 17-year-old male student was interviewed and disclosed that he received nude photos from Aichele over a time period of several months. The student also provided details of sexually explicit conversations that defendant Aichele engaged in with him through social media sites and email.

On Friday, Oct. 5, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit responded to assist the Montgomery Township Police with the investigation. Aichele was subsequently placed under arrest without incident.