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Former Teacher Faces Up to 507 Years in Prison

Nicole Jacques, 25, faces 31 felony counts related to her alleged sexual encounters with a former student after she quit her job. If convicted on all counts, she faces up to 507 years in prison. Court records say she and victim had sex more than 50 times

In order to prevent the 15-year-old victim from testifying at Nicole Jacques's preliminary hearing Tuesday afternoon at Souderton district court, Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney Matt Quigg dropped 39 felony counts and Jacques' attorney Mark Wilkov and his client waived remaining charges to county court.

As part of her bail conditions, Jacques cannot have contact with the victim, his family and any minor. Futhermore, Judge Ken Deatelhauser said Jacques cannot have any third party act on her behalf, with the exception of her lawyer.

"I believe she (understands)," said Wilkov. "I don't believe there's been any issue."

Jacques, 25, of Hatfield Village Apartments in Hatfield, and a former teacher at in Towamencin, faces 10 felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, 10 felony counts of statutory rape, 10 felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor and one felony count of corruption of minors. Jacques will be arraigned July 5 in Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.

If convicted on all counts, Jacques faces between 253-and-a-half to 507 years in prison, according to Quigg. The involuntary deviate sexual intercourse counts carry a sentence of 100 to 200 years alone, Quigg said.

Jaques committed the offenses after she quit her teaching job, police said.

Quigg said the victim may have to testify in county court. A plea agreement has not been offered, he said.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, Jacques had sex 50 times with the 15-year-old male student and each performed oral sex on the other 20 times, all in her Hatfield Village apartment between January 23 and February 9, 2012.

They also exchanged 1,168 text messages between that time and 37 phone calls, according to the affidavit.

On Feb. 10, 2012, the father of the victim came to Hatfield Township Police to report an inappopriate relationship between his son and his former teacher, identified as Jacques, according to the affidavit.

Officer Daniel Tinneny of Hatfield Township Police reviewed Verizon cell phone bills for January, and observed an excessive amount of texts and phone calls coming from Jacques's landline phone and cell phone, according to the affidavit.

Officer Thomas Starner of Hatfield Township Police conducted a follow-up investigation and verified the numbers belonged to Jacques, according to the affidavit.

An interview with Mission Kids was conducted on March 2, 2012 with the victim. The victim told Mission Kids that since May 2011 he and Jacques had engaged in sexual activity, according to the affidavit. He said between February 2011 and February 2012, he and Jacques were involved in a romantic relationship.

The victim revealed the amount of times they had vaginal and oral intercourse at her apartment, according to the affidavit. 

Quigg said Jacques was working at a bank prior to her arrest.

Members of Bikers Against Child Abuse Montgomery County were present in the courtroom to show their support of the victim, who was not present at the hearing.

"We try to help (victims) any way we can. We support them," said chapter vice president Dave "Diablo" Rupp, of Perkiomenville.

BACA member John "Inky" White, of Harleysville, said the best thing for everyone to do is break the silence.

"That's directed to anybody out there," Inky said. "It won't stop until you break the silence. Have the balls to speak up."

His wife, Kim "Mrs. Inky" White, said never be afraid to speak up.

"If you see something, don't be afraid. If you know your friend at school is having a problem, speak up," she said. "It's not your fault."

Inky referenced the situation nearby with Skylar Kauffman. He said if you hear a child screaming, investigate it. And if you are afraid to do it alone, knock on a neighbor's door and get help.

"Never assume. If you hear somebody crying or someone in danger, investigate it," he said. "Look out for the welfare of that child."

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dale l foster May 16, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Where was she when I was in school
A lansdale resident May 16, 2012 at 01:28 PM
This woman is so twisted. The child is 15 years old, where are her morals? You can't even trust the teachers when you send your child to school. And this statement "Inky referenced the situation nearby with Skylar Kauffman. He said if you hear a child screaming, investigate it. And if you are afraid to do it alone, knock on a neighbor's door and get help." and that's exactly what Skylar did...now and days you can't even send your child to school thinking their okay. You can't even knock on your neighbors door for help anymore because you don't even know your own neighbor. Cold world we live in...Cold world
Perkasie resident May 16, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Yes, it is abundantly clear that this woman is reprehensible. She broke the law over and over again. Now let's turn our attention to the boy. The implication here is that he is as innocent as the driven snow. But he is 15 years old. What message are we sending to all the hormone-raging 15 year old boys out there? "Go ahead and be sexual gladiators with as many women as you want before you turn 18 because you'll always get away with it and you'll always be coddled as a victim" ???? What if the boy was the aggressor here? What if he was physically stronger than she was and had forced sex on her initially? Why did he keep visiting her apartment voluntarily? Many of today's 15 year old boys have adult bodies. I am afraid that our legal system, perhaps unwittingly, is providing them with this legal loophole incentive of "getting lucky" with women.
patchifier May 17, 2012 at 12:46 AM
Seriously. They better get this guy on the stand before she serves another day. As "Inky" says, break the silence. There's always the slim chance that he is actually a victim and got dragged into this against his will, but so far the reporting has given zero evidence of that. The fact that his dad turned Jacques in just makes this even shadier - jealousy perhaps, an argument gone way too far? Not to say she wasn't stupid to get involved with a 15-yr old, but so far this looks more like a witch hunt than anything else.
Jerry May 17, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Really baca theres no abuse here just like rev al sharpton lets get involved with this case cause we will be on tv. That boy new what he was doing and you and his father are making him feel like crap because thats what u want your message sent out that this was wrong. Lets hear what the kid has to say on this matter without his parents and people telling him what to say. Yes it was wrong but he's fifteen and his hormones are kicked in high gear what kid wouldn't want to sleep with a hot teacher like her. The father just got pissed off that he can't stand next to a women like her. I think they should really listen to the kid and not the father and baca because if so there are only victims and the victim could be her.
John White May 20, 2012 at 02:07 AM
I have read thru the various comments and have a few things to say about them. For all you men out there who say "why to go kid" what if it was ur daughter and a 25 yr.old man.....would your feeling change? what if it was ur son and a 25 yr.old man, would ur feeling change? yes 15 year old boys have raging hormones, but they are still children. Adults should understand this and not take advantage of that fact. Any adult that has sex with children is wrong and should be punished.
Phil Mycrevitz May 11, 2013 at 03:12 AM
How is this kid a victim? I wanted to bang some of my teachers when I was his age. Are you kidding me? These kids are having sex with each other. I think it's better an adult is involved to be honest with you. I don't get it.
Phil Mycrevitz May 11, 2013 at 03:14 AM
If it was my son and a 25-year-old man and it was consensual, we'd have a couple additional issues to deal with.
The optimist May 23, 2013 at 12:38 PM
did the kid at least get an A in her class? Anything less and he was robbed!
common sense May 23, 2013 at 01:28 PM
men have two functions.....procreate and eat. So if you're a women and your man doesn't have a boner, better make him a sandwich asap.
Knott Tedd March 20, 2014 at 09:55 AM
Could i just say: It must take a retarded hamster to believe a 507 year prison sentence is humanly possible in this legal system. That is wholly, utterly wrong. You're a bad researcher and you should feel bad. tut tut. Learn the law before you write about it. Was Quigg on crack when he made those statements?

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