CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A teacher and former councilman in Camden County who admitted he engaged in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male students is going to prison.
A judge on Friday sentenced Charles Reilly to 15 years behind bars.
He had pleaded guilty to official misconduct, child endangerment and attempted child endangerment.
The boys ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old and were students at Pine Hill Middle School. Reilly was an art teacher, boys’ soccer coach and a Pine Hill councilman.
Prosecutors say Reilly asked the boys to bring semen-stained tissues to school so he could make art projects with them.
The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1mXbbGh ) reports Reilly displayed little emotion as the sentenced was imposed.
One mother called him a coward.
Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer, http://www.inquirer.com