NJ Teacher Kalee Warnick Accused of Sex with Student
The Daily Record reports 22-year-old Kalee Warnick, an English teacher at Wall High School in Wall Township, was arrested on July 30 and charged with third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact and second-degree having a sexual relationship with a minor she had care over.
Monmouth County Prosecutors would not release much information related to the case due to the fact that there is “an ongoing investigation,” according to prosecutor’s spokesman Charlie Webster.
NBC Philadelphia reports James Maggs, the lawyer assisting the alleged victim’s family, says the boy has gone through a “horrible ordeal.”
Alton Kenney, Warnick’s attorney, said his client will plead ‘not guilty’ “because she is, in fact, not guilty.”
A “Kalee Warnick is Innocent Until Proven Guilty” Facebook group had 273 members as of Saturday afternoon.
Warnick was released from jail after posting a $50,000 bond. She is scheduled to appear in court on August 6.
There has been a surge in the number of teachers accused of or arrested for alleged illicit sexual relationships with students in the past week.
On Thursday, 23-year-old Benjamin Joseph Hoffman, a language arts teacher at Urbandale Middle School in Urbandale, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 11 counts of third-degree sexual abuse, one count of sexual exploitation by a school employee and two counts of providing alcohol to a minor.
On Wednesday, Moral Low Ground reported that Malik Taylor, a dean at the Business of Sports School in Manhattan, resigned after confessing to having sex with four teen students.
Also on Wednesday, we reported that two teachers from Currituck High School in North Carolina turned themselves in to police to face separate accusations they had sex with students. A week earlier, a girls’ basketball coach at the same school was charged with “taking liberties” with a female student.
And last Friday, Ohio high school teacher Julie Hautzenroeder was indicted on two counts of sexual battery over an alleged illicit sexual relationship with a male student at Colerain High School in Colerain.