14-year-old boy files $1 million lawsuit against teacher because she had sex with him in classroom full of studentsBy Alexis Bell 12:33 PM January 21, 2018
The parents of a teenage boy filed a lawsuit against his teacher because she had sex with him in a classroom full of students, according to court documents in New Jersey.
38-year-old Nicole Dufault is a divorced mother of two young boys.
Essex County prosecutors charged the school teacher with 14 counts of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child for engaging in sexual activity with 6 male students.
All children were between 14 and 15 years old at the time of the incidents.
The sexual encounters allegedly occurred in Dufault’s classroom and in her car, court documents state.
One student allegedly recorded Default performing a sex act on another student in her car.
The indictment states that Dufault participated in sexual activity with six boys on multiple occasions.
The defense attorney for Dufault is now blaming the victims for the incidents.
Attorney Timothy Smith said that Default suffers from a brain condition that left her helpless to the aggressive behavior of her students.
“Ms. Dufault suffers from frontal lobe syndrome, which has rendered her defenseless to over-aggressive behavior, and that is exactly what she was exposed to,” Smith said.
The language arts teacher at Columbia High School underwent brain surgery following complications during her first pregnancy.
After surgery, she allegedly began suffering from frontal lobe syndrome.
The frontal lobe helps manage emotional responses and enables people to control inappropriate social behavior.
The victims’ parents filed a lawsuit against Dufault, claiming that she took advantage of her young students.
Dufault allegedly recorded numerous sex acts, including in a classroom full of students.
She spoke with the young boys about sexual encounters and brushed up against their bodies.
One of the victims’ parents are seeking $1 million in damages on their child’s behalf.