PATERSON, NJ(CBSNewYork) — A teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson was arrested on Saturday night, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Thomas Weir, 50, was taken into custody following an investigation by the office’s Special Victim’s Unit, the Passaic County Sheriff’s Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, and the Paterson Public Schools Department of School Security.
Weir was charged with multiple counts including Attempted Sexual Assault, Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Luring and Enticing a Child, and Official Misconduct.
“The student had a Facebook account and the teacher had a Facebook account. He used the Facebook instant messaging application to contact the student and to entice him to go to a location where he was willing to pay him money for sexual relations,” Joseph Del Russo, the Assistant Chief Prosecutor for Passaic County, told 1010 WINS reporter Gary Baumgarten.