New Jersey teacher arrested, charged in alleged sexual assault of 16-year-old student

PATERSON, N.J. (WABC) -- A New Jersey high school teacher was arrested and charged this past Friday with allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student.

The teacher, 21-year-old Linda Harden, of Prospect Park, is employed as a substitute teacher at Manchester Regional High School in Haledon.

The sexual assault incident apparently occurred in Wayne last Thursday.

Harden was arrested the following day after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims unit.

Harden is facing charges of second-degree sexual assault, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.
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