NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A 31-year-old middle school paraprofessional and coach who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old student will be sentenced in September.
Court records reviewed by TAPinto New Brunswick showed that Eugene Colbert pleaded guilty June 17, 2019, to first-degree aggravated sexual assault in a plea deal that avoided the need for a trial.
Charges such as third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact and second-degree sexual assault of a minor were dropped as part of the plea deal.
As TAPinto New Brunswick previously reported, Colbert was arrested in March and accused of having sex with a student on school grounds five times. The sexual encounters ranged from November 2018 to March 2019.
During Colbert's detention hearing, prosecutors revealed that surveillance video shows Colbert and the female student going into an equipment storage room several times.
A review of video from the June 17 court proceeding revealed that Colbert started sending her pictures of his genitalia early in their relationship. They engaged in oral sex and digital penetration.
Colbert, who was living in South River at the time of his arrest, was fired a few weeks before his arrest.
Colbert served as a special education paraprofessional at New Brunswick Middle School and was an assistant coach for the boys basketball and football teams.