According to TAPinto, a Long Branch Middle School teacher has been arrested for attempting to solicit underage males online.
Jesse Rosenbaum, 65-years-old, was a science teacher at Long Branch Middle School. Rosenbaum was arrested following his attempt to solicit an underage child but was actually in contact with an undercover member of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit and Special Victims Unit (SVU).
Rosenbaum was charged with one count of third-degree attempted endangering the welfare of a child. The investigation is ongoing, but it has already revealed he was soliciting males online to engage in sexual acts and conversation. The prosecutor alleges that Rosenbaum was involved in sexually explicit emails, text messages, and phone conversations with a male he believed was 14-years-old.
Rosenbaum is being held in Mercer County Correction Center pending his detention hearing.
Attorney Brian Kent represents victims who have been sexually abused by teachers. Below, Brian shared his thoughts on the legal options of underage victims abused by a teacher.
"When parents send their children to school, they expect the staff to be trustworthy and protect their children. Schools have a legal obligation to protect enrolled students. Sadly, across the country, many teachers have been reported for sexually abusing students. Schools must do their best to prevent predators from being hired and keep students safe."
"Victims sexually abused by a teacher should explore their legal options. The first step is to secure the services of an experienced sexual abuse lawyer. Sometimes when sex abuse occurs, it is a result of negligence on behalf of a third party, their employer, or other staff. If a school fails to implement adequate security measures, it may be deemed negligent in a lawsuit. In negligence cases, victims and their families should know they may have grounds for a civil lawsuit and receive compensation for damages."