Officials said today that a teacher with the New Brunswick School System has been arrested and charged with engaging in inappropriate explicit conduct with a 15-year old student.
Police say Mr. David Holmes, 58, of the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, a teacher at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in New Brunswick, was arrested today and charged with endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree, aggravated criminal sexual contact in the third degree, and engaging in criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree with a 15-year old student, according to officials.
According to police, Holmes was charged during an investigation by Detective Jamaal James of the New Brunswick Police Department and Detective Ryan Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, officials say.
The investigation determined that from September 2018, through July 2019, the defendant engaged in inappropriate explicit conduct with a student, when the victim was 15 years of age, according to officials.
Officials say that during the time when the criminal conduct occurred, the defendant was the former teacher of the victim and was serving as a current mentor.
Holmes has been employed by the New Brunswick School System for the past nine years, officials report.
He was previously employed by the South Brunswick School System for eight years and served as a long-term substitute teacher with the North Brunswick School System, officials stated.
He is scheduled to appear in New Brunswick Superior Court on August 30, according to officials.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective James (732) 745-5200 or Detective Tighe at (732) 745-3287.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Holmes are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.