Paterson Teacher Accused of Trying to Solicit Student
Prosecutors say a northern New Jersey high school teacher arranged to meet a student at a fast-food restaurant and pay the youth $50 for sex acts.
Thomas Weir was arrested Saturday night at the restaurant in Paterson.
Authorities say the 50-year-old John F. Kennedy High School teacher contacted the student through Facebook. But they did not disclose details on the student, including their age or gender.
Paterson school officials say Weir, who lives in Monticello, N.Y., has worked in the district for 21 years. He's charged with official misconduct, attempted sexual assault, attempted child endangerment, luring and enticing a child and official misconduct. He faces decades in prison if convicted on all charges.
It was not known Monday if Weir had retained a lawyer.
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