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Former Paterson Teacher Loses License After Child Abuse Charges


A former East Side High School teacher lost his education license earlier this month after pleading guilty to child abuse charges.

In 2014, Abelardo Romero, was accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. In 2015, he pleaded guilty to abuse of a child, cruelty/neglect, and was later sentenced to a year of probation.

Shortly after his arrest, school officials terminated him.

The board ultimately voted to revoke Romero's certificates.