Wednesday, October 29, 2014

CHS Teacher Nicole Dufault Released on Bail

Columbia High School Language Arts teacher Nicole Dufault, who was charged in September with multiple counts of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, has posted bail. reports that Dufault was released from the Essex County Correctional Center in Newark on October 19. She was arrested on September 17.

Dufault, a 35 year old Caldwell resident, allegedly had sex with five students multiple times on school property and in her car during the 2013-14 school year and during the 2014 summer school. She pleaded not guilty. 

Her attorney, Timothy Smith, told Essex County Place that Dufault is "greatly relieved, particularly with regard to seeing her family", adding that she is "anxious to begin mounting her defense".

In an email to Essex County Place, Katherine Carter, the public information officer for the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, said that Dufault "cannot have contact with the victims or the school".

Dufault remained on the list of CHS Language Arts faculty as of Wednesday.

This story will be updated.

Dufault's Caldwell condominium.

Police at Columbia High School on the day after the arrest.

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