'Teacher of the Year' Accused of Having Sex With Student

September 5, 2012 Updated Sep 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM EDT

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'Teacher of the Year' Accused of Having Sex With Student

September 5, 2012 Updated Sep 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM EDT

A 33-year-old New Jersey woman who was named  "Teacher of the Year" for her county in 2011 stands accused of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student , according to a report from NorthJersey.com.

According to a news release from the Essex County (N.J.) Prosecutor's Office, the woman is charged with first degree aggravated sexual assault, second degree sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Read the NorthJersey.com report HERE.

Read the news release from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office HERE.