A former Pine Hill art teacher who pled guilty to child abuse charges will be sentenced this morning.
Charles Reilly, 45, of East Pine Street, admitted to engaging in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male Pine Hill Middle School students from 2006 to 2011.
The victims ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old.
Reilly pleaded guilty in April to three counts of official misconduct, 17 counts of endangering the welfare of a child and a count of attempted endangering the welfare of a child.
The communications with students included conversations during which Reilly asked the students to bring semen-stained tissues to school so he could use them to make art projects.
Reilly is expected to receive 15 years in prison on the charges.
SOURCE: South Jersey Times