A parochial school teacher from Hatfield has been charged with 20 counts of statutory rape, 20 counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, 10 counts of unlawful contact with a minor and 20 counts of a corruption of minors by Hatfield Township Police Monday for an alleged affair with a 15-year-old boy.
Nicole Jacques, 25, of Hatfield Village Apartments, was arraigned Monday before District Judge Harry J. Nesbitt III and remanded to Montgomery County prison in lieu of 10 percent of $50,000 cash bail.
Jacques will have a preliminary hearing April 4 at 1 p.m. before District Judge Kenneth Deatelhauser.
All offenses, except for corruption of minors, are felonies in the state of Pennsylvania.
On Feb. 10, 2012, police received a report from a Hatfield Township resident regarding excessive and inappropriate communication between his 15-year-old son and his son’s former school teacher, identified as Jacques, police said.
Police said an investigation revealed that Jacques met with the boy while she worked as a teacher at in Towamencin.
Jacques resigned from her position in 2011, police said.
Following her resignation, she continued communication with the youth, and escalated to a sexual relationship, police said.
The victim disclosed numerous sexual encounters he had with Jacques, which occurred in her apartment in Hatfield, police said.
Police determined that Jacques had not engaged in any criminal behavior with the boy while employed as a teacher at Calvary Baptist School, police said.
Calvary Baptist School cooperated with the investigation and handled the matter professionally, police said.
Jacques has one traffic violation on her record from September 2009 in Upper Gwynedd where she pleaded guilty to not following a traffic control device, according to Montgomery County public court records.