Former Sayreville High School teacher to serve 4 years in prison for sexually assaulting 2 boys

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Sue Epstein

A former Sayreville War Memorial High School teacher was ordered today to serve four years in state prison for sexually assaulting two teenaged male students.

Superior Court Judge Bradley Ferencz also ordered Jaclyn Melillo, 25, of Sayreville, to surrender her teaching certificate and register as a Megan’s Law sex offender. Melillo is banned from holding a public job in New Jersey as a result of her conviction.

Melillo pleaded guilty in March to two counts of sexual assault, admitting she assaulted the boys separately on various occasions in Sayreville, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey.

Carey said one boy was assaulted on various dates between June 1 and July 30, 2013, and the other teenager was sexually assaulted on various dates between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2013.

Mellilo’s sentence was part of the plea bargain she reached with Middlesex County Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Christie Bevacqua.

Melillo began working as an English teacher at the high school on Sept. 1, 2011. She was arrested at her home on Oct. 10, 2013, Carey said.

Her arrest came after Middlesex County Investigator James Kelly and Sayreville police Detective Lou Becker determined she sexually assaulted the boys, both students at the high school, at various locations in the borough.

Carey said the investigation began after school authorities heard about the sex assaults and contacted police.

Source: nj

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