KEARNY — A high school student has been charged for alleged sex offenses involving another student.

Specific details are scarce, but the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office says that a 17-year-old male student at Kearny High School was taken into custody on Jan. 31, related to incidents involving a female student at the school.

According to authorities, the two alleged incidents occurred inside the school building during the current school year. Authorities were first notified of the alleged offenses on Jan. 18.

The 17-year-old has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact. He's been released to a legal guardian pending his first court appearance.

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In 2018, the so-called “pass the trash” law went into effect, requiring stricter New Jersey school background checks related to child abuse and sexual misconduct.

The follow individuals were arrested over the past several years. Some have been convicted and sentenced to prison, while others have accepted plea deals for probation.

Others cases are still pending, including some court delays amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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