Montgomery Township teacher arrested for endangering the welfare of a child
Montgomery Township, NJ
October 9, 2018 - NEWS RELEASE
Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson, Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Montgomery Township Police Captain/Director Thomas Wain announced the arrest of Michelina Aichele, age 29 of Capricorn Drive in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that on October 4, 2018, the Montgomery Township Police Department was contacted by the Montgomery Township High School regarding sexually explicit communications between a teacher and a male student. The Montgomery Police Department responded and initiated an investigation.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that the victim, age 17, was interviewed and disclosed that he received nude photos from defendant Aichele over a time period of several months. The victim also provided details of sexually explicit conversations that defendant Aichele engaged in with him through social media sites and email.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that on Friday, October 5, 2018, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit responded to assist the Montgomery Township Police with the investigation and defendant Aichele was subsequently placed under arrest without incident.
Prosecutor Robertson stated that Aichele was charged with 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She was later lodged in the Somerset County Jail, pending a detention hearing.
Prosecutor Robertson, Chief Fodor and Director Wain request anyone with information to contact the Somerset County Prosecutors Office Major Crimes Unit at (908) 231-7100 or the Montgomery Township Police Department at (908) 359-3222 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ.
Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477) or online at www.888577tips.org or at www.scpo.net and click on either “Crime Stoppers” or “TIPS HOTLINE”. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential.
Note: We are required by the Rules of Court to include herein a statement explaining that the charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.