A custodian at a Montclair public school was charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl over a period of two years, authorities said.
Stephen Yekel, 47 -- named on the Northeast School's website as the head custodian -- is accused of assaulting the teen between October 2016 and October 2018 in several locations, a spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office said.
He was arrested Jan. 23 on three counts each of endangering the welfare of a child and sexual assault.
Interim Montclair superintendent Nathan Parker said Yekel is no longer working in the district.
The Northeast Elementary School is located at 603 Grove St.
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