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††††††††††††††††††††††† †††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: March 7, 2014

 

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North Brunswick teacher charged with child endangerment

 

Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Kenneth P. McCormick, director of the North Brunswick Police Department, announced today that a special education teacher at the township high school has been arrested for engaging in an inappropriate internet conversation with a 14-year-old male student.

 

††††††††† Cara E. Conroy, 33, of the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick was arrested on March 6, 2014 and was charged with a second-degree count of endangering the welfare of a child.

 

††††††††† Conroy, who began working for the North Brunswick Board of Education on September 1, 2005, has been suspended without pay.

 

She is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick and is awaiting bail.

 

Conroy was arrested and charged following an investigation by Investigator Melissa Terpanick of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and Detective Mike Braun of the North Brunswick Police Department.

 

During the investigation it was determined that on March 5, 2014, Conroy and the 14-year-old boy, in the internet conversation, discussed engaging in sexual activity with each other.

 

The boy was not a special education student.

 

The investigation began after the boyís mother contacted authorities.

 

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Terpanick of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office at (732) 745-3600, or Detective Braun of the North Brunswick Police Department at (732) 247-0922, extension 314.

 

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charge against Conroy is merely an accusation and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.