Friday, June 29, 2007

James Darden

Charges filed against Teaneck teacher

A grand jury handed up a 20-count indictment today against an award-winning Teaneck middle school teacher accused of having sex with one of his students.

James Darden, a popular teacher at Thomas Jefferson Middle School, was also indicted on charges of kissing an eighth-grade student in his classroom.

Darden was arrested June 1 and charged with having a sexual relationship with an eighth-grader while she was between 13 and 15. The accuser, who is now 21, told authorities that Darden had sex with her in his classroom, in the men's faculty bathroom, in the dean's office, in his car and at his former home in Plainfield

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