By: Richard L. Smith
On Tuesday, Middlesex County officials reported that a Howell woman was arrested and charged with inappropriately handling one of her students.
According to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone, Detective Ryan Hall of the Old Bridge Police Department and Detective Oscar Ayala of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office conducted an investigation regarding allegations of abuse upon a special needs student at Madison Park Elementary School by teacher Christine Paduch, 42, of Howell.
Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone said Paduch was arrested without incident and charged with one count of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Paduch had her initial appearance before Honorable Craig Corson, J.S.C., where she was released from custody with conditions.
This is an active and ongoing investigation.