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Release* † ††††††Date: July 27, 2010
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* † ††††††Date: July 27, 2010
Woodbridge teacher sentenced for sexual contact, official misconduct
††††††††† Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan today announced that an eighth grade English teacher has been sentenced to serve 364 days at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick for improperly touching and kissing a 14-year-old female student nearly four years ago.
††††††††† James I. Clancy, (DOB 2/2/74) of
also was placed on probation
for five years and will never again be allowed to hold a public job. He
In addition, he will be required to register under Meganís Law as a sex offender and will be prohibited from having any unsupervised contact with females, age 16 and younger, who are not related to him.
sentence was imposed by Superior Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa during a
hearing on July 26, 2010, at the Middlesex County Courthouse in
was sentenced after he waived his right to a presentation of the case to a
grand jury in
who had been a teacher at the
The plea agreement was reached with Middlesex County Assistant Prosecutor Christie L. Bevacqua.
Clancy was arrested and charged on November 11, 2009, following an investigation by Detective Robert Ptaszynski of the Woodbridge Police Department and Investigator James Kelly of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.
The investigation began a few days earlier, when the matter came to the attention of law enforcement.
Clancy was suspended from his teaching post after the charges were filed.