In late December, Jennifer Pasquarello, a New Jersey school aide at a middle school was accused of sexually assaulting a former male student. Pasquarello, a 41 year old Somerdale, NJ resident, was charged with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual contact and single counts of aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment.
The NJ school aide allegedly engaged in an inappropriate sexual relationship with one of her former male students when she worked at worked at the Glen Landing Middle School. The boy was 14 years old when the sexual acts began in November 2013 and continued to May 2015. The alleged sex crimes occurred off school property.
When the police charged Pasquarello, she was working at the Ann Mullen Middle School in Gloucester Township School District. After the school district found out about the charges, Pasquarello was fired.
This matter is under investigation, and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office is encouraging anyone with information to contact the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office at (856) 225-8506 or Gloucester Township Police at (856) 228-4500.
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Female Sex Offenders Sometimes Viewed Differently
When it comes to young female teachers and student sex abuse, there tends to be a double standard. Some in the public, usually males, may think that it is okay for male students to have a relationship with their female teachers. They may make comments, such as “Where was this teacher when I was in school?” or “What does she look like?” However, if the roles were reversed and it was a male teacher engaging in a sexual relationship with a minor female student, their comments and reactions would probably be entirely different.
Devastating Effects of Child Sex Abuse
Sexual predators, whether male or female teachers, cause the same harm to their minor victims. The effects of child sex abuse are devastating, and often long lasting. Victims of child sex abuse may feel powerless, embarrassed and distrustful of other people. For many, the abuse affects the victim’s development and increases the chance that they may be abused in the future.
Questions about NJ Sex Abuse Victim’s Legal Rights
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