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High school teacher accused of having sex with student

Posted at 1:01 PM, Sep 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-05 18:43:43-04
Adelardo Romero, a teacher at East Side High School in Paterson, New Jersey, is accused of having sex with a teenage student. (Photo: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Adelardo Romero, a teacher at East Side High School in Paterson, New Jersey, is accused of having sex with a teenage student. (Photo: Essex County Prosecutor’s Office)

PATERSON, N.J. (PIX11) – A high school teacher in New Jersey turned himself over to police to face accusations he had sex with a teenage student, authorities said Friday.

Adelardo Romero, 28, was arrested Thursday evening for allegedly having sex with a 17-year-old student, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

He faces nine counts of sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and other related charges. His bail was set at $150,000.

Romero taught at East Side High School in Paterson, the prosecutor’s office said.