NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A grand jury in New Brunswick indicted John Q. Angeline, a South Plainfield High School English teacher, on charges of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old boy for nearly three years.
Angeline was arrested in March of this year and is currently suspended from his teaching job. He is charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to the grand jury, the victim was sexually assaulted on numerous occasions in South Plainfield on various dates between Sept. 1, 2010 and June 24, 2013. The indictment was handed up by the grand jury on Sept. 1, 2015.
Angeline was not charged in his capacity as an English teacher. An investigation determined that none of the sexual assaults occurred at the high school. He was arrested and charged on March 2, 2015 and was released from custody after posting $150,000 bail. No court dates have been set.
Police began the investigation after the victim told relatives, who contacted authorities. Angeline began working as a substitute teacher in South Plainfield in September 2005, and started fulltime as an English teacher at the Middle School in February 2006. He began working at the high school in September 2008.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information may contact Detective McNelly of the South Plainfield Police Department at (908) 226-7688, or Detective Stilwell of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-8675.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, Angeline is innocent until proven guilty.