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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: March 12, 2014
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County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: March 12, 2014
Sayreville school teacher admits sex assaults
Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a
Melillo, 25, of Sayreville pleaded guilty on March
11, 2014, admitting she sexually assaulted the boys separately on various
an agreement reached with Middlesex County Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor
Christie L. Bevacqua, the defendant will be sentenced to serve four years in a
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.
is scheduled to be sentenced on May 19, 2014 in
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.