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††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††††††Date: October 5, 2010





Piscataway teacher charged with sex assault; misconduct



††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan and Piscataway Police Chief Richard Ivone announced that an English teacher at Piscataway High School was arrested today and charged with having sexual relations with a 17-year-old female student.

Eugene Morales (DOB 9/27/81) of Nazareth, Pa. was arrested at the high school and was charged with official misconduct, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of the child.


Detective Chris Raynor of the Piscataway Police Department and Investigator Daniel Ruschak of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office determined that Morales had sexual relations with the student on several occasions between June and September 2010.


The investigation began after an unidentified individual notified New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services officials, who contacted police.


Morales, who has been an English teacher at the high school since February 26, 2007, is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick. Bail has not yet been set.


Anyone with information on this, or similar incidents, is asked to call Detective Raynor at the Piscataway Police Department at (732) 562-1100, or Investigator Ruschak at the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3600.


As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Morales are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.