An American teacher has been jailed after a former student revealed their sexual relationship that spanned his high school career.
The Former Bridgewater-Raritan High School teacher identified as Lydia Pinto, 38, was charged Nov. 8 with first-degree aggravated sexual assault and two counts of second-degree sexual assault.
According to report, she was arrested without incident.
The Somerset County Prosecutors Office launched an investigation into Pinto’s conduct on Oct. 16 after the Bridgewater Police Department received an anonymous email detailing Pinto’s alleged relationship with the student.
The victim, now an adult, was identified and interviewed by detectives with the office’ssex crimes and child abuse unit on Oct. 26, Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald wrote in a November 17 press release.
“The victim reported engaging in a relationship with former teacher, Lydia Pinto,” the release read.
“The victim further reported that the relationship turned sexual when the victim was between the ages of 14 to 15 and continued until the victim’s senior year of high school.”
The sexual activity all took place in the Raritan Borough, the prosecutor said.
Pinto coached field hockey and girls lacrosse at the school, per reporting by My Central Jersey, and taught driver’s ed according to a Facebook post on the high school’s page.
Fox News Digital was unable to reach Bridgewater-Raritan School District administrators or the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office for comment at press time.
Upon her arrest, Pinto was booked into Somerset County Jail – seven days later, on Nov. 15, she was released pending her next court date, jail officials told Fox News Digital.