Catholic school teacher 'had sex with student and then deleted photographic evidence'

Jon Sharman
Theresa Hrindo: Union County Prosecutor's Office

A Catholic high school teacher stands accused of having sex with a student and trying to delete the evidence.

Theresa Hrindo, 25, faces two counts of sexual assault, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and one of hindering apprehension after she allegedly slept with a 16- or 17-year-old student and deleted photos from their phone.

Ms Hrindo, of Linden in New Jersey, is due to appear in court in May after being arrested on Thursday. The Roselle Catholic teacher is accused of having sex with the teen a number of times between December and February, according to NJ.com.

She has been released from custody on the condition she have no contact with the student. She has also been barred from teaching.

The Archdiocese of Newark reported the alleged sexual relationship to authorities and Ms Hrindo was suspended, the site reported.

Michael Brucki, her lawyer, said: "This whole process for my client, her family and everyone involved is, quite frankly, traumatic."

His client has not been in legal trouble before, he told a judge.

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