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 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:
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.
Robertson requests anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit at (908) 231-7100, or the Montgomery Township Police Department at 908-359-3222 or via the STOPit app.
The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.