MOONACHIE — A substitute teacher from Rutherford was arrested Friday and charged with engaging in sexual conduct with an eighth-grade student from the Robert L. Craig School in Moonachie, according to the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office.
Patricia Gallegos, 24, faces one count of endangering the welfare of a child after authorities say she carried on a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old male student on various occasions through March and April. The incidents occurred off the grounds of the K-8 school, where Gallegos had been substitute teaching for about a year, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a press release.
Gallegos is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail with no 10 percent option, the release said. She has been ordered to have no contact with the victim, nor with any other students.
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