New Jersey substitute teacher, 45, charged with sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy was caught after her own two teenage children confronted her about the abuse
Elyse Castillo, 45, was arrested last month for allegedly having sex with the teen boy over an 15-month period and failing to tell him she had herpes
She was employed by the Jersey City Board of Education as a substitute teacher
Castillo is accused of having sex with the boy at her home from June last year up until last month
Police found out about the alleged abuse after Castillo got into a fiery argument last month when her own children, aged 13 and 14, confronted her
It became so heated the children’s father contacted child protective services
A New Jersey substitute teacher charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student was confronted by her own teenage children who were disgusted by the alleged abuse.
Elyse Castillo, 45, was arrested last month for allegedly having sex with the teen boy over an 15-month period and failing to tell him she had herpes.
Castillo, who was employed by the Jersey City Board of Education as a substitute teacher, is accused of having sex with the boy at her home from June last year up until last month.
Police found out about the alleged abuse after Castillo got into a fiery argument last month with her own children who are aged 13 and 14.
Her children confronted her over the alleged abuse of the boy and said they were disgusted by it, according to court documents obtained by NJ.com.
On Aug. 19 the Division of Child Protection and Permanency was contacted by the father of Castillo’s two children, who alleged Castillo had abused their children, the criminal complaint says.
That altercation happened after the children told Castillo they were disgusted by “her relationship with a minor,” which is believed to have gone on for 15 months, the complaint says.
The alleged victim was then interviewed and told investigators that he met Castillo when he was in sixth grade in 2018. He said they began a relationship and “we would make love,” the complaint says.
The boy said he and Castillo had encounters on multiple occasions at Castillo’s Pavonia Avenue residence, with the last incident occurring on Aug. 2, and that they performed multiple sex acts. A warrant for her arrest was signed on Aug. 29 and she was then taken into custody.
At Wednesday’s hearing, the state moved to detain Castillo until her trial. Hudson County Superior Court Judge Paul DePascale sided with defense attorney Johnny Cardona and ordered Castillo released, but barred her from having contact with juveniles, with the exception of her own children. Castillo had been in jail since her arrest.
New Jersey substitute teacher charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student was confronted by her own teenage children who were disgusted by the alleged abuse.
He alleged that they started a relationship and they would ‘make love’.
The boy told police he last met Castillo at her home on August 2 and they engaged in numerous sex acts.
She was taken into custody by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit on August 29.
Castillo has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and having sex while she had a venereal disease without the informed consent.
Following an initial court appearance on Wednesday, Castillo was released from custody but ordered not to have any contact with minors apart from her own children.
She faces between 10 to 20 years in prison if convicted.