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School Aide Pleads Guilty To Charges Of Sex With Student

Rugby School aide Bradi Shroyer pleads guilty to sexual contact with 16-year-old student

A 33-year-old township woman today pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a 16-year-old student at the Rugby School, authorities said.

Brandi Shroyer, 33, pleaded guilty today to one count of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact before Superior Court Judge Lisa P. Thornton, according to a release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office.

Shroyer, an employee of the Belmar Boulevard alternative school, had supervisory control over the unnamed student at the time of the incident, the release says.

As a result of her plea, the state will recommend 364 days in jail at the time of Shroyer's sentencing. The plea will also require Shroyer to register as a
sex offender under Megan's Law, according to the release.

Shroyer had been employed as a teacher’s aide/clinical assistant at the Rugby School for approximately 1½ years, the release says.

Shroyer used her position as a teacher’s aide/clinical assistant to develop a relationship with the victim, a 16-year-old male student at the school, which eventually turned sexual, according to the release.

After a joint investigation conducted by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and the Spring Lake Heights Police Department, with aid from the Wall Township and Hazlet Police Departments, Shroyer was arrested on June 12, 2009, and charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Bail was set at $100,000, which Shroyer posted later that day, according to the release.

Shroyer was terminated form the Rugby School immediately thereafter and
has not been employed by a school since, the release says.

Sentencing is scheduled for November 16, according to the release.

jack20594 July 11, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Well so much for the NJ age of consent law. According to this it's 16 years old so why I dont agree at all with what she did and she should have been going after people her own age, she did nothing wrong and nowhere can I find online that these acts occured prior to the male being under the age of 16. http://www.age-of-consent.info/states/New_Jersey "What is the 2012 Age of Consent in New Jersey? The New Jersey legal Age of Consent for sexual contact is 16 years old. A total of thirty one states have set their age of consent at 16, the lowest age of consent in any state. An actor is guilty of sexual assault if he commits an act of sexual penetration with another person who is netween 13 and 16 years old and the actor is at least four years older than the victim. There is a close-in-age exception to the NJ legal Age of Consent - minors aged 13, 14 and 15 may legally engage in sexual activities with persons up to 4 years older than them (For example, it is lawful for a 14-year-old male or female to engage in sex with a person up to 18 years of age). New Jersey Close-In-Age Exemption New Jersey has a close-in-age exemption, also known as a "Romeo and Juliet law", to the legal age of consent. This provision allows partners who are close in age, or both under the New Jersey age of consent, to engage in consensual sex without fear of prosecution under New Jersey age of consent regulations. For more information, read about close-in-age exemptions."
Guntoter66 July 11, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Jack, it sounds like you've done your homework. I'll bet you're a real hero to all the perverts out there. However, what you seemed to have conveniently skipped over, is the fact the this TEACHER used her position to convince the STUDENT to have sex. Male or female, perverts should be horsewhipped in public.
BD Kimbrough July 11, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I think the school is for children who are challenged in various ways. I believe this may also impact the law.
Christie DaLiar August 29, 2012 at 02:19 PM
The teacher is in trouble because she was a teacher, and had supervisory power over the student. The student could be 18, and she could still be arrested.

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