PATERSON, NJ - Joshua Green of Clifton was arrested Wednesday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced. Green, 33, is currently a teacher at PAAAS, the Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies.
According to Valdes, Green, a former teacher at Mahwah High School, has been charged with two counts of Second Degree Sexual Assault, one count of Second Degree Official Misconduct, and one count of Third Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child for sexual relations with a teenage victim that occurred in 2015. The teenager was a student at the school at the time.
Green was arrested after an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, the Department of Children and Families Institutional Abuse Investigation Unit, and the Mahwah Police Department.
Sexual Assault carries a maximum term of ten years in New Jersey State Prison and Endangering the Welfare of a Child carries a maximum term of five years in New Jersey State Prison. Both charges carry the additional penalties of Megan’s Law registration and Parole Supervision for Life; Official Misconduct carries a maximum term of ten years in New Jersey State Prison.
Green was due at Central Judicial Processing on Thursday afternoon in Passaic County Superior Court.
Anyone with information pertaining to the case is encouraged to contact Detective Sergeant Jim Stolz of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 973-837-7736.