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Sayreville Teacher Charged With Sexually Assaulting 2 Students

Jaclyn P. Melillo, 25, Is Being Held In Lieu Of Bail
Jaclyn P. Melillo has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two male students, authorities announced Oct. 11, 2013. (credit: Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office)

Jaclyn P. Melillo has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two male students, authorities announced Oct. 11, 2013. (credit: Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office)

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SAYREVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – A Sayreville High School teacher has been suspended without pay following her arrest for allegedly sexually assaulting two 16-year-old boys, authorities announced Friday.

According to police, Jaclyn P. Melillo, 25, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Melillo, of Sayreville, is a special education and English teacher at Sayreville High School.

Following a joint investigation by the Sayreville Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, it was determined that Melillo sexually assaulted both boys individually on multiple occasions over the summer.

The school began investigating before handing the matter over to the police.

She is being detained at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick in lieu of $200,000 bail.

Anyone with information on these or similar incidents is asked to call Investigator Kelly of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3600, or Detective Becker of the Sayreville Police Department at (732) 525-5464.

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