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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: June 30, 2014

 

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Teacher pleads guilty to child endangerment

 

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that a special education teacher at the North Brunswick Township High School has pleaded guilty to charge of engaging in an inappropriate internet conversation with a 14-year-old male student.

 

††††††††† Cara E. Conroy, 33, of the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick admitted a count of endangering the welfare of the child, saying she engaged in the sexually-explicit conversation with the student on March 5, 2014.

 

The guilty plea was entered during a hearing in New Brunswick on June 27, 2014 before Superior Court Judge Joseph Paone.

 

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Conroy will be placed under parole supervision for life and will be required to register as a Meganís Law sex offender. She also will surrender her teaching license and will be forever banned from holding a public job in New Jersey.

 

The agreement was reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Christine DíElia. Sentencing has been scheduled for September 5, 2014.

 

Conroy was arrested and charged on March 6, 2014 following an investigation by Investigator Melissa Terpanick of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and Detective Mike Braun of the North Brunswick Police Department.

 

Conroy, who began working for the North Brunswick Board of Education on September 1, 2005, was suspended without pay following her arrest.

 

The investigation began after the boyís mother contacted authorities.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Terpanick of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3600, or Detective Braun of the North Brunswick Police Department at (732) 247-0922, extension 314.