A North Brunswick High School teacher’s aide has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl on separate occasions, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan announced this afternoon.
Kaplan said Derrick Weeks, 34, was arrested and charged on Friday with the aggravated sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual contact of the teenage girl and aggravated sexual assault and sexual assault of the younger girl.
Weeks was also charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Weeks was employed as a special education aide at the high school, but Kaplan said the investigation showed Weeks did not meet the girls through the North Brunswick schools and the charges do not stem from his duties at the high school.
He has been suspended from his job following his arrest.
Kaplan said the investigation revealed Weeks, a North Brunswick resident, sexually assaulted the 15-year-old girl on numerous occasions between January 2011 and the summer of 2011. He sexually assaulted the younger girl on April 28, 2012, the prosecutor said.
He said the investigation began when the mother of one of the victims contacted police.
Weeks is being held in the Middlesex County jail in lieu of $300,000 bail set by Superior Court Judge Vincent LeBlon.
Source : nj