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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: March 12, 2014








Sayreville school teacher admits sex assaults



          Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a teacher at Sayreville War Memorial High School has pleaded guilty to two counts of sexually assaulting two teenage male students.


Jaclyn Melillo, 25, of Sayreville pleaded guilty on March 11, 2014, admitting she sexually assaulted the boys separately on various occasions in Sayreville. One boy was sexually assaulted on various dates between June 1, 2013 and July 30, 2013, and the other teenager was sexually assaulted on various days between May 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013.


Under an agreement reached with Middlesex County Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Christie L. Bevacqua, the defendant will be sentenced to serve four years in a New Jersey state prison.


In addition, Melillo will forfeit her teaching certificate, will be banned from holding a public job, must register as a Meganís Law sex offender and will be subjected to parole supervision for life.


She is scheduled to be sentenced on May 19, 2014 in New Brunswick by Superior Court Judge Bradley J. Ferencz.


Melillo, who began working as an English teacher at the high school on September 1, 2011, was arrested at her home and was charged on October 10, 2013.


The charges were filed after Investigator James Kelly of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and Detective Lou Becker of the Sayreville Police Department determined that Melillo had sexually assaulted the boys, both students at the high school, at various locations in the borough.


The investigation began after school authorities heard about the sex assaults and contacted police.


Jaclyn Melillo