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New Jersey teacher arrested after offering student money in exchange for sex

By Mason White 5:59 AM February 26, 2013
Thomas Weir 

By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A school teacher in New Jersey, was arrested and charged with child sexual assault related charges after offering money to a student in exchange for sex, according to police reports in New Jersey.

The teacher at John F. Kennedy school in Paterson, was arrested on Saturday night, according to the Office of the Passaic County Prosecutor.

Thomas Weir, 50, was arrested after an investigation conducted by the Office of the Special Victims Unit.
Weir was charged with multiple counts, including attempted sexual assault, sexual misconduct, attempted endangering the welfare of a child, attracting and luring a child for sex, the prosecutor said.

“The student has a facebook account and the teacher has a facebook account. He used the instant messaging application of facebook to communicate with the student and try to go to a place where he was willing to pay money for sexual relations,” Joseph Del Russo, Assistant Attorney General for the County of Passaic, said.

Weir had offered the student fifty dollars in exchange for sex and was arrested in the parking lot of a restaurant, authorities said.

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