A Newark school “white” teacher has been charged with raping one of her 14-year-old students on multiple occasions in Jersey City, authorities said.
Elyse Cromwell, 27, of Bergen Avenue, is charged with aggravated sexual assault on the boy, as well as endangering the welfare of a child and child abuse, the criminal complaint says. She made her first court appearance on the charges today.
Cromwell raped the boy on multiple occasions “while acting in the position of said victim’s homeroom and English teacher,” the complaint says. The complaint says she “performed prohibited sexual acts on upon” the boy, who is now 15 years old.
The witch, who was arrested yesterday, appeared this afternoon in Central Judicial Processing court in Jersey City via video link from Hudson County jail in Kearny. She wore the green garb of the jail and her brown hair was in a long braid draped over her right shoulder.
Hudson County Superior Court Judge Francis Schultz had already set Cromwell’s bail at $300,000 cash or bond, but CJP Judge Margaret Marley ordered today that as a condition of bail, Cromwell must have no contact with anyone under the age of 18.
The complaint says Cromwell is employed by the Newark Board of Education as a high school teacher. Newark school officials did not immediately return a call seeking further information. Local media is reporting that Cromwell is a teacher at the Early College High School and that she has been suspended. No words about the racial classification of her victim.