MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County teacher has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a student, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric Knapp said in a news release Sunday.
Thomas H. Meier, 35, of Mount Arlington, NJ has been charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, Knapp said.
On Oct. 8, a coworker observed Meier engaged in an act of sexual contact upon a 3-year-old child. The incident was then reported to staff and law enforcement, Knapp said.
Meier was a teacher at Head Start of Morris County at the time of the alleged incident, Knapp said.
Meier was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance, Knapp said.
The investigation was conducted by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit and the Morris Township Police Detective Bureau with assistance from the Mount Arlington Police Department.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call Detective Supervisor Carolina Moreno of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200 or Detective Rob Dombrowski of the Morris Township Police Department at 973-326-7480.