Authorities say a teacher and former councilman in Camden County has admitted engaging in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students.
Forty-five-year-old Charles Reilly on Wednesday pleaded guilty to official misconduct, child endangerment and attempted child endangerment.
The boys ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old and were students at Pine Hill Middle School. Reilly was an art teacher, boys’ soccer coach and a Pine Hill councilman.
Prosecutors say Reilly asked the boys to bring semen-stained tissues to school so he could make art projects with them.
Prosecutors will seek a 15-year prison sentence when Reilly is sentenced in July. He would have to serve at least five years before he’d become eligible for parole.