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NJ teacher arrested for sending explicit images, messages to student: prosecutors

Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-15 21:54:04-04

WARREN TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A Watchung Hills Regional High School teacher was arrested for sending sexually explicit messages and pictures to an underage student, the Somerset County prosecutor’s office said Tuesday.

Sean DiGiovanna, 50, of Renfro Road, Somerset, New Jersey.

Sean DiGiovanna was arrested by Warren Township Police on Oct 10, officials said.

The victim also reported receiving messages from DiGiovanna, stating that he wanted to pursue a sexual relationship along with the photos back in September, officials said.

DiGiovanna was charged with endangering the welfare of a child and promoting obscene material to a child under the age of 18, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office at (908) 231-7100 or the Warren Township Police Department at (908) 753-1000 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.