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Buena Regional High School Teacher Admits Engaging in Sexual Relationship with Student

Buena Borough

A 33-year-old Folsom man has pleaded guilty this morning to multiple charges in connection to an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old female student, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

William J. Jacobs, who worked as a teacher at Buena Regional High School, pleaded guilty to Official Misconduct and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in connection to an inappropriate relationship with the girl, before Atlantic County Superior Court Judge Michael Blee.

On February 22, 2017, New Jersey State Police arrested and during the investigation, detectives from the Troop “A” Criminal Investigations Office determined that from November 2016 to January 2017, Jacobs met with the student on more than one occasion and engaged in sexual relations.

Investigators also discovered several hundred electronic communications between the two. When Jacobs became aware of the investigation, detectives allege that he urged the victim not to cooperate with investigators.

Jacobs is released and will be sentenced on September 8, 2017, before Judge Blee.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit at 609-909-7666.

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