(Mount Holly, New Jersey) In accordance with a plea agreement, 30-year-old former substitute teacher Angela Stellwag was sentenced yesterday by Superior Court Judge John Almeida to six years in prison. If the case had gone to trial, the judge said she would have faced 15 to 20 years in prison.
Stellwag also will have to give authorities notice of her address for life as a sex offender under the state's Megan's Law. However, a psychiatric evaluation concluded she was not deemed to be a compulsive and repetitive sex offender.It appears that Stellwag will have to serve at least two years in prison before being eligible for parole.
In a lengthy statement, Stellwag said she pleaded guilty "to put this behind me."
She said she had broken up with her boyfriend of five years and started acting immaturely, "not seeing things in the right perspective" when she became involved with the student.
"I befriended someone 10 years younger. I saw the two of us as equals," she said, lamenting that now she has "lost everything."
Teacher Angela Stellwag Guilty of Sex with Boy
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(Burlington County, New Jersey) It's unknown exactly why it has taken five years for the prosecution of Angela Stellwag to move forward but it may be due to local politics.
Nevertheless, Stellwag, now 29, has pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a 14-year-old male student in accordance with a plea agreement with the prosecution.
Stellwag, the daughter of Delran former mayor Joseph Stellwag, met the student in 2003, authorities said.Sentencing is scheduled for May when Stellwag faces a possible 10 years in prison.
They carried on a relationship through the summer of 2004, when it became sexual, authorities said.
Teacher Indicted for Sex Abuse of Boy
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Here's a case where it appears that it took a grand jury quite some time to indict.
(Riverside, New Jersey) Originally reported in February 2005, substitute teacher Angela Stellwag was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a 14-year-old male Riverside High School student. Angela is the 26-year-old daughter of Delran Mayor Joseph Stellwag.
Now it's reported that Angela Stellwag has been indicted on four counts of sexual abuse and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
The assaults took place between July 4, 2004, and Sept. 30, 2004 inside the defendant's home in Delran and inside her car at locations in Edgewater Park, police said.No reason has been put forth to explain the lengthy delay in getting an indictment.
Stellwag met the boy in 2003 while working as a substitute teacher in the Beverly school district and maintained a social relationship with him through the summer of 2004.
Tip: Don Morgenstern
Yesterday, before Superior Court Judge John Almeida, Stellwag pleaded not guilty to four counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. Her next court date is scheduled for October 30.
Stellwag remains free on $20,000 bail.
Teacher Angela Stellwag Charged With Sexual Assault
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(Riverside, New Jersey) Here's a circumstance that seems to somewhat parallel the world-famous Mary Kay Letourneau case. Substitute teacher Angela Stellwag, the 24-year-old daughter of Delran Mayor Joseph Stellwag, was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a 14-year-old male Riverside High School student.
Apparently, Stellwag started the relationship with the eighth-grader last summer and, over time, the rumors started flying. According to one report, Stellwag and the boy even talked of marriage. However, when school officials became aware of the rumors, Stellwag was terminated and an investigation commenced. Superior Court Judge Marvin E. Schlosser allowed Stellwag to be released after posting $20,000 bail.