NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Jersey State Board of Examiners officially suspended the teaching license of former South Plainfield High School English teacher John Q. Angeline at the a meeting held last month.
Angeline, who was arrested and charged on March 2, 2015 for sexually assaulting a boy for nearly three years, was indicted on Sept. 1, 2015 for aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. On July 1, 2016 a Middlesex County Grand Jury added two additional charges to the Angeline indictment, endangering the welfare of a child and invasion of privacy. The charge of endangering the welfare of a child is a second-degree crime. According to the indictment, “Angeline, on or between Feb. 4, 2015 and Feb. 12, 2015, in the Borough of South Plainfield, unlawfully and knowingly photographed or filmed a child in a prohibited sex act.”
Angeline still maintains his official teaching certificates and is still getting health benefits, but his pay has been suspended. At a meeting of the Board of Examiners on May 12, 2017, the board voted to suspend Angeline’s certificates pending resolution of the criminal proceedings against him. The Board of Examiners decision can be read in full by clicking on the following link:
Angeline, whose case has been delayed for over two years, is expected to go to trial later this fall.
When arrested, Angeline was not charged in his capacity as an English teacher. An investigation determined that none of the sexual assaults occurred at South Plainfield High School. He was arrested, charged and released from custody after posting $150,000 bail.
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 full time as an English teacher at the Middle School in February 2006. He began working at the high school in September 2008. Angeline was also a recording secretary for the South Plainfield Education Association.