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N.J. Social Studies Teacher Admits Sexual Contact With Student

Kristin Leone (credit: CBS 2)

Kristin Leone (credit: CBS 2)

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PATERSON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A northern New Jersey teacher has pleaded guilty to having criminal sexual contact with a 16-year-old male student.

Kristin Leone faces one year in jail and five years of probation when she’s sentenced under terms of a plea agreement in June.

The 27-year-old will be prohibited from working for the state, must surrender several teaching certificates and register as a sex offender under Megan’s law.

Leone was the boy’s social studies teacher at Clifton High School.

She said the boy placed her hand on his genitals in school and she kept it there for her own gratification and she also placed her hand on his genitals at her apartment.

The boy’s mother told The Record newspaper her son has suffered emotionally.

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