PATERSON, N.J. (PIX11) – A high school teacher in New Jersey turned himself over to police to face accusations he had sex with a teenage student, authorities said Friday.
Adelardo Romero, 28, was arrested Thursday evening for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old student, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.
He faces nine counts of sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and other related charges. His bail was set at $150,000.
Romero taught at East Side High School in Paterson, the prosecutor’s office said.