Saturday, January 19, 2019

Married Female Teacher To Be Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Performing Sexual Acts On 15-Year-Old Student

Lauren Coyle-Mitchell
A former elementary school teacher from New Jersey faces years behind bars after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

In 2015, Lauren Coyle-Mitchell, 36, who was teaching at the Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School in Jersey City, took a 15-year-old school girl home so she could perform sex acts on the eighth-grader, the Bergen County Superior Court heard.

Teachers at the school contacted police and claimed she had inappropriate contact with the student during a class trip to Washington DC.

According to her indictment, Coyle-Mitchell performed oral sex on the girl at least once between October 1, 2014 and June 15, 2015. They also allegedly had explicit conversations via text and email.

Coyle-Mitchell was charged in 2015 by investigators and was arrested a month later for breaking a no-contact order by trying to call and text the victim.

Prosecutors said the victim received two telephone calls from a restricted number as well as a one-word text message in which the sender used Mitchell’s pet name for the girl. The girl however did not answer either the phone calls or the text message.

Under Coyle-Mitchell’s plea agreement, she will be sentenced to five years in state prison, followed by parole supervision for the rest of her life.

She will also have to register as a sex offender, give up her teaching license and never seek public employment.

Her sentencing hearing has been schedule for August 2, 2019.