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Jersey City Middle School Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting Multiple Students

Jersey City

A Bayonne man -Jersey City teacher- was taken into custody and charged with assaulting a child earlier this week.

According to a statement released by police, on March 7th, at approximately 1:00 a.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit arrested Sean Lora, 42, of Bayonne, who is employed as a teacher at Franklin L. Williams Middle School #7 in Jersey City.

Police say on March 6th, a student reported an incident involving sexual touching by Lora that had allegedly occurred in the classroom that day.

After being alerted of the incident, the PS #7 Principal immediately contacted the Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit according to police.

Authorities said the subsequent investigation by detectives led to additional victims of the classroom alleging similar past incidents.

There were a total of seven students in Lora’s classroom on March 6 when the incident allegedly occurred.

Police charged Lora with three counts of Sexual Assault by Contact, one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual ContacT, and five counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Police say Lora will be held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility until his first appearance hearing in Criminal Justice Reform Court.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.