Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief James Parker of the South Plainfield Police Department said today that a South Plainfield High School teacher has been arrested and charged with sending two inappropriate photos to a male student via social media.
Mallory Christ, 29, of South Plainfield was charged with a second degree count of endangering the welfare of a child by sending the two photos of herself to the student sometime in February 2016.
Christ, who was charged on June 27, 2016, is being held without bail at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick.
She was charged during an investigation by Detective Shaun Clifford of the South Plainfield Police Department and Detective Felix De La Cruz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
The investigation began after school officials learned of the photos, which were posted via social media, and contacted police.
Christ, who was employed at the district for two years, worked at the high school as a math teacher, offering courses in algebra to juniors and math to seniors. She also served as the coach of the high school cheerleaders.
She previously was employed as a teacher at Sayreville War Memorial High School.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Clifford of the South Plainfield Police Department at (908) 755-0700, or Detective De La Cruz of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3300.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charge against Christ is merely an accusation and she is presumed innocent until proven guilty.