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Columbia H.S. English Teacher Indicted for Sexual Assault on Six Teens

Nicole DuFault

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Columbia High School Language Arts teacher Nicole DuFault has been indicted on 40 counts of aggravated sexual assault on six male victims who were students at the Maplewood school.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Tuesday that an Essex County Grand Jury has indicted DuFault, 35, of Caldwell on 40 counts of aggravated sexual assault as well as endangering the welfare of a child for engaging in sex acts with six male victims.

DuFault was arrested last September and charged with engaging in sex acts with five male students. By the time the case was presented to the grand jury, a sixth victim was identified. All of the boys were between the ages of 14 and 15 at the time of the incidents.

The indictment accuses DuFault of engaging in sexual activity with all six boys on multiple occasions between 2013 and 2014, according to Assistant Prosecutor Gina Iosim, who is handling the case. Some of the sex acts occurred on school property and in her car. 

DuFault, a divorced mother of two young boys, has taught at Columbia High School for nine years. Prior to coming to Columbia High School she taught at several other public schools in Passaic and Bergen counties.

DuFault remains free on $500,000 bail. She is scheduled to appear in court on March 6.

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