July 17, 2024
Lydia Pinto

A New Jersey gym teacher was jailed after a former student detailed their sexual relationship that spanned his high school career. 

Former Bridgewater-Raritan High School teacher Lydia Pinto, 38, was charged Nov. 8 with first-degree aggravated sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault.

She was arrested without incident. 

The Somerset County Prosecutors Office launched an investigation into Pinto’s conduct on Oct. 16 after the Bridgewater Police Department received an anonymous email detailing the becky’s relationship with the student. 

The victim, now an adult, was identified and interviewed by detectives with the office’s sex crimes and child abuse unit on Oct. 26, Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald wrote in a November 17 press release. 

“The victim reported engaging in a relationship with former teacher, Lydia Pinto,” the release read.

“The victim further reported that the relationship turned sexual when the victim was between the ages of 14 to 15 and continued until the victim’s senior year of high school.”

The sexual activity all took place in the Raritan Borough, the prosecutor said. 

The female pedophile coached field hockey and girls lacrosse at the school, per reporting by My Central Jersey, and taught driver’s ed according to a Facebook post on the high school’s page.

Fox News Digital was unable to reach Bridgewater-Raritan School District administrators or the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office for comment at press time. 

Upon her arrest, Pinto was booked into Somerset County Jail – seven days later, on Nov. 15, she was released pending her next court date, jail officials told Fox News Digital. 

Source: https://nypost.com/2023/11/22/news/new-jersey-gym-teacher-lydia-pinto-allegedly-sexually-assaulted-her-student-over-4-years/

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