Guilty! Nick Martinelli, Runnemede, New Jersey (arrested Oct 2012)

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  1. TMP

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    What a package! Three teachers at Triton Regional High School busted for shagging their students, two administrators nailed for not reporting the abuse. Will the last pervert to leave Triton High please turn out the lights?
    Nick Martinelli, 28, physical education teacher at Triton Regional High School [Black Horse Pike Regional School District], Runnemede, New Jersey, "because the student with whom Martinelli allegedly had sex was 18, Martinelli is charged only with official misconduct"
    Jeff Logandro, 32, Dan Michelli, 27, both math teachers at Triton Regional High School in Runnemede, were arrested, along with physical education teacher Nick Martinelli, 28 ... The prosecutor's office said the three men engaged in sexual activity with three female students on numerous occasions from November 2011 to June 2012 ... Because the student with whom Martinelli allegedly had sex was 18, Martinelli is charged only with official misconduct.
    Gym teacher and boys' soccer coach Nick Martinelli, 28, of Cherry Hill is charged with official misconduct involving an 18-year-old. He allegedly touched and kissed the girl when she was a student and had intercourse with her after she graduated in June.
    Three teachers from Triton Regional High School in Runnemede, New Jersey have been arrested and accused of having inappropriate sexual relations with three female students. Teachers Jeffrey Logandro, 32, Daniel Michielli, 27, and Nicholas Martinelli, 28, turned themselves in today facing official misconduct charges. The victims all graduated in June. Two of the students were 17 and one was 18 at the time. Principal Catherine DePaul and Vice Principal Jernee Kollock are also facing charges of official misconduct for allegedly knowing about what was happening and not reporting it to law enforcement. Logandro and Michielli face additional charges of criminal sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child because their victims were only 17.

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    Catherine DePaul, Runnemede, New Jersey, Jernee Kollock, Jeff Logandro, Nick Martinelli, Dan Michelli, Triton Regional High School, Black Horse Pike Regional School District
  2. TMP

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    News reports on Friday Oct. 5:
    The AP reported erroneously that a prosecutor said rape charges could not be brought against three defendants because the alleged victims were above the legal age of consent. One student with whom one of the defendants is alleged to have had sexual intercourse was under the age of consent, and a sexual assault charge was filed in that case. In addition, the AP erroneously paraphrased the comments of a prosecutor when he said the circumstances were unusual. The prosecutor did not characterize the situation as a case of three sexual assaults by teachers at one school. Only one of the cases involves a sexual assault charge.
    Nick Martinelli, a gym teacher, is charged with official misconduct and allegedly touched and kissed a girl while she was a student, then had sex with her after she graduated ... All three teachers were said to be friends, and allegedly took a trip to Ocean City with their victims, NBC News reported.
    Three faculty members at Triton Regional High School -- math teachers Jeff Logandro, 32, and Daniel Michielli, 27, both of Blackwood, N.J.; and health instructor Nick Martinelli, 28, of Cherry Hill, N.J. -- allegedly engaged in sexual activity and other misconduct with separate members of last year's senior class ... All three teachers are accused of official misconduct. Martinelli was also the boys' soccer coach and Logandro was the girls' cross country coach. Logandro and Michielli face additional charges of criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child because they are accused of engaging in sexual activity with girls younger than 18, the prosecutor said. Michielli also is accused of sexual assault.
    Martinelli, 28, of Windsor Drive in Cherry Hill, is accused of official misconduct. Prosecutors say his victim was 18 years old and that's why he's not facing any other charges. Martinelli is a physical education teacher.
    Nick Martinelli, 28, of Cherry Hill, and Jeff Logandro, 32, and Dan Michielli, 27, both of Blackwood, began relationships with the girls as early as November, exchanging intimate texts with them during class time and meeting them for sexual encounters, authorities said. The teachers were friends, as were the students, Faulk said.
    Gym teacher and boys' soccer coach Nick Martinelli, 28, is charged with official misconduct involving an 18-year-old. He allegedly touched and kissed the girl when she was a student and had intercourse with her after she graduated in June.
     
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  4. Susan Harbison

    Susan Harbison Registered Member

    I am happy that the schools have finally decided to enforce the no fraternization policies that have been in place forever. I am concerned however, that this very sudden shift in our culture is going to result in some sacrificial lambs. While I admittedly speak from my own limited experience, it is my opinion that there has been a “don’t ask, don’t tell” about student/teacher fraternization in high schools for decades.

    I was a high school senior in an upper middle class district in the mid-Atlantic region, over 35 years ago. I was far from being a member of the “in” crowd at my school, but even an innocent 17 year old such as I, could see the teacher/student fraternization. It was blatant and I don’t believe anyone there could honestly say they were unaware of it. There were male teachers seeing female seniors, showing up at student parties together. My class had a closeted yet obviously gay male teacher seeing a closeted male student. In the spring of our senior year, one male teacher held a weekend long open house for the seniors at his beach house. We were allowed to bring any guests we wanted to bring, regardless of age. Another male teacher joined us for the weekend. I only stayed for a day but it clear the entire weekend consisted of drinking, smoking pot, and having sex throughout that house.

    I know that a few teachers from my high school ended up married to their former students. Although no one seemed to care, these marriages took place so soon after graduation it was obvious the relationships had an illicit beginning.

    Suddenly, because of the Sandusky case, witnesses feel compelled to report fraternization. Society is honing in on this issue and sending the message that, for now anyway, it actually intends to enforce these rules. Establishing the new policy will mean that some teachers will be blindsided. I hope the courts will recognize that when rules or laws are not enforced, reasonable people justifiably rely on the unspoken message that such laws have been, in practice, unofficially rescinded.

    It would be a grave injustice at this point to sentence a teacher to jail time for having a consensual relationship with a student. After a few teachers suffer the harsh consequences of having their reputations and professional careers ruined, the entire profession will be on notice. At that point, those that continue to ignore the law, might justifiably suffer greater consequences.

    In the meantime, the teachers that are going to be caught in the sudden policy shift, should not be going to prison for engaging in consensual sex while our entire society looked the other way.

    I hope others will share their knowledge of whether they have seen these rules enforced or ignored in the past.
     
  5. TMP

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    After a few??? Thousands already have and they don't seem to be getting the message.

    When badbadteacher.com went offline ~a year ago, it had reports on approximately 4,000 busted teachers. And those were only compiled during the previous four years (2007-2011).

    And check out this babe:


    Her job title was "instructional coach". She was supposed to be teaching other teachers how to stay out of the kids' pants.

    No, they're not getting the message, and they probably never will, which is fine 'cause I need the entertainment. :D
     
  6. Susan Harbison

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    1. I had no idea this site had been up before December of 2011. And I certainly had no idea, that so many teachers have been charged. What happened the the old site?
    2. Do you have any stats on how many of the thousands of cases involved underaged students compared to those that were old enough to "consent"?
    3. How can it be that so many arrests have taken place yet the media has not presented these stats to the public?
    4. I can't find any discussions or comments on this site. Am I missing them?

    Thank you for the work you put into this site. It's very helpful to see all of the arrests gathered in one place. Do you have any stats on the average sentences these teachers are getting?
     
  7. TMP

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    Courier Post: Former Triton teacher pleads guilty to hindering investigation into sex scandal (Mar 14 2015)

    Former health instructor Nick Martinelli, 28, of Cherry Hill, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree hindering apprehension and subsequently resigned from his position with the Runnemede school ... In pleading guilty Martinelli admitted “to attempting to impede the progress of an investigation into an improper relationship he maintained with a Triton High School student by telling the student to keep their association secret from investigators,” ... As a part of his plea agreement, Martinelli will be sentenced to one year of probation, authorities said. Martinelli did not face charges of child abuse or sex crime offenses as student he was involved with was over the age of 18 at the time, authorities said.
     
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    NBC Philadelphia: Ex-NJ Teacher Pleads Guilty in Student Sex Case (Mar 15 2013)

    Former Triton High School Nick Martinelli, 28, of Cherry Hill, pleaded guilty Thursday to a fourth-degree count of hindering apprehension. In court he admitted to impeding the progress of investigators looking into an improper relationship he later admitted to having with a Triton student ... As part of his plea Martinelli isn't allowed to have contact with the former student and must forfeit his teaching certificate. He will receive a year of probation ....
     
  9. TMP

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    CBS News: Former high school teacher becomes fourth to plead guilty in New Jersey school sex case (Mar 15 2013)

    Former Triton High School teacher Nick Martinelli pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree hindering apprehension.
    Martinelli, 28, resigned his teaching position and will forfeit his teaching certificate, according to the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. Under terms of his plea, he will be sentenced to probation next month. Martinelli admitted impeding an investigation by telling a student not to inform investigators about their relationship. The prosecutor's office said he wasn't charged with sex offenses because the student was over 18.