A former Morris Catholic High School teacher and volleyball coach has been accused of sexually assaulting 2 former students.
Former Volleyball Coach Accused of Sexual Relationships with 2 Morris Catholic High School Students
A former teacher and volleyball coach at Morris Catholic High School in Denville, NJ has been accused of sexually abusing two former students. 42-year-old Carlos Franco-Leon faces several criminal charges, including aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of children.
Franco-Leon resigned from Morris Catholic High School in 2018. He told police that he did so because he developed an “emotional connection” to one of the victims. The relationship with that girl started in 2015, after the volleyball season had ended.
According to the police, Franco-Leon and that student exchanged graphic text messages and Snapchats. He also allegedly sent her nude photos and gave her a card that said “I love you.”
Franco-Leon began sexually abusing the second student in September of 2015 and continued until January of 2017, according to the authorities. Police believe at least one of their sexual encounters happened in Franco-Leon’s classroom.
Police said that both girls were between the ages of 13 and 16 at the time of the alleged abuse, but their exact ages were redacted from court records.
Franco-Leon was teaching and coaching at Roselle Catholic High School in Union County at the time of his arrest, but he has been suspended from those positions pending the outcome of this investigation.