A 52-year-old Denvillle middle school principal was arrested and being held in thåe Morris County Correctional facility after attempting to sexually assault a 16-year-old former student, authorities said Friday.
Paul Iantosca of Randolph -- the principal of the Valleyview Middle School -- was charged with attempted sex assault, luring and child endangerment, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker and Denville Police Chief Frank Perna said in a joint statement.
Iantosca formerly served as the vice principal of a public school in Irvington and a principal of a public school in Haledon, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He is a former resident of Livingston and South Orange, records show.
Iantosca has been suspended and barred from contact with students, and school grounds, Denville Schools Superintendent Steven Forte said. The incidents did not take place on school grounds nor did they involve current students in Pre-K through eighth grade classes, Forte said.
Anyone with further information is asked to call Detective Lydia Negron at the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6213 or Det. Scot Tobin at the Denville Police Department at 973-627-4900 x9.
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