A Catholic high school teacher in New Jersey has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a student, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Theresa Hrindo, a Roselle Catholic High School instructor, faces charges of sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and hindering apprehension, according to CBS New York.
Prosecutors argued Hrindo, 25, allegedly engaged in a sexual relationship with one of her students from December 2016 through February 2017, and later deleted "incriminating images and files" from the student's phone.
Now, Hrindo has been suspended from her position and is fully cooperating with law enforcement.
"We take most seriously our responsibility to provide a safe environment at Roselle Catholic for the young men and women you place in our care, and we believe that the actions we have taken are measured and appropriate at this time," a letter sent home to parents from archdiocese spokesperson Thomas Berrios said.
When speaking to CBS New York outside her home in Linden, New Jersey, Hrindo's mother did not speak to her daughter's defense.
In a hearing on Friday, a judge released Hrindo on the condition that she refrain from contacting contact the student.
If convicted of the most serious charges, Hrindo could face up to 10 years in prison.
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