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Release* ††† ††††††Date: December 2, 2009
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex County Prosecutorís
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: December 2, 2009
School teacher arrested on sex assault, child endangerment charges
††††††††† Sarah E. Blessing, (DOB 11/22/82) of Lacosta Place, South
Plainfield, was arrested at her home on December 1, 2009, and was charged with
sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of the
child.††† Blessing is currently
incarcerated at the
Bail has been set at $150,000, with no 10 percent, by Superior Court Judge James Mulvihill, who ordered the defendant to have no contact with the victim.
††††††††† Blessing has been teaching fifth grade at
††††††††† Blessing was arrested and charged after an investigation by Investigator Raj Chopra of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office and Detective Michael Michalski and Detective Tim Farrell of the Edison Police Department determined that Blessing had a sexual relationship with the Bishop Ahr student beginning in approximately June 2009.
††††††††† The investigation began yesterday, after the matter was brought to the attention of law enforcement by the Diocese of Metuchen.
††††††††† Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Chopra at (732) 745-3600, or Detectives Michalski or Farrell at (732) 248-7525.
††††††††† As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Blessing are merely accusations and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.