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Belleville High Teacher's Aide Accused of Having Sex With 2 Students

Melissa Bradley, 27, faces sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child charges.

A Belleville High teacher's aide has been accused of having sex with two male students.

Melissa Bradley, 27, of Belleville, has been charged with five counts of sexual assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, according to Katherine Carter, a spokeswoman for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

According to Carter, Bradley engaged in oral and sexual intercourse with two male students. The acts occurred between May 1, 2013 to Feb. 1, 2014 with one student and between Jan. 1, 2014 and March 30, 2014 with the other boy, Carter said.

The boys were both born in 1996 with one recently turning 18 and the other still 17 years old, according to NJ.com.

Donna Dente, a secretary to the Belleville schools superintendent, said the district reported the allegations as soon as they were revealed but declined to comment further on the charges, according to NJ.com.

Bradley is being held at the Essex County Jail in lieu of $500,000 bail.

joseph May 09, 2014 at 11:39 AM
I agree fully
Tom May 10, 2014 at 08:28 AM
Dan you ignore the impact this may have had on their education and future... Frankly your whole comment is just a dumb thing to say...
moose balinski May 10, 2014 at 12:40 PM
This must be part of that new sex ed curriculum I've been hearing about. This "Hands On" technique is very Avant Garde. The European schools have been using this vanguard teaching technique for over a decade now. Very progressive of the Belleville school board to sign on with this program.
Uncle Albert May 10, 2014 at 01:29 PM
I believe they got caught because they had broadcasted their sexual escapades on that new site all the teens have been broadcasting themselves on. I think it is called chaturbate dot com. That teacher can't be too smart if this is the case. Did she really think that she wouldn't get caught by broadcasting her sexual escapades via her computer cam???? Geez, talk about dumb.
Dan P May 11, 2014 at 01:12 PM
@Tom: Elaborate please. It is "dumb" to leave such a broad comment which only represents your personal feelings and has no intellectual basis. The impact it has on their future?! What the hell are you talking about? And I'm sure they weren't having sex in the classroom so what impact could it possibly have had on their education? ...other than now that it is a news spectacle, their lives are under a microscope and they will not be able to focus. But the media did that, not the nympho teacher. It was their choice to have sex; just because they had sex with the teacher's aide, how would that affect their education? These "kids" will be in college next year (if they so choose that route). I sincerely don't believe they were virgins that got taken advantage of. They knew what they were doing.


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