Middle School Principal Charged With Attempted Sexual Assault

Also Luring And Endangering The Welfare Of A Child For Contact With 16 Year Old

DENVILLE — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker and Chief Frank Perna of the Denville Township Police Department announce that Paul Iantosca, 52, of Randolph, has been charged with one count of Luring in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6(a), a crime of the second degree, one count of Attempted Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:5-1(a)(1)/2C:14-2(c(3)(b), a crime of the second degree; and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C: 24-4(a)1, a crime of the third degree. Iantosca is the Principal at Valleyview Middle School in Denville.

These charges relate to actions Mr. Iantosca is alleged to have engaged in with a 16 year old former student.  The defendant was charged and is currently lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility in accordance with Criminal Justice Reform.  No further information will be released at this time.

Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Denville Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, whose efforts contributed to the investigation of the matter.

Anyone with information relating to these or any related incident 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 ext. 9.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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