Guilty! Thomas Weir, Paterson, New Jersey (arrested Feb 2013)

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    >>> 5 years 9 months to achieve justice! <<<

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    Thomas Weir (Monticello, New York), 50, teacher at John F. Kennedy High School, Paterson Public Schools, Paterson, New Jersey, "accused of offering to pay a male student $50 in exchange for sex"

    My Fox New York: Paterson teacher accused of Facebook child sex request (Feb 25 2013)

    The Passaic County Prosecutor announced the arrest of Thomas Weir, 50, of Monticello, New York ... Weir arranged to meet the student at a local restaurant after contacting him through the instant messaging application on the social networking site, said Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes. Weird was arrested in the restaurant parking lot.

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    The Record: Paterson high school teacher accused of offering student $50 for sex act (Feb 25 2013)

    The case started with a Facebook exchange “over a period of time” between [Thomas] Weir and the student, according to Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Del Russo. “It was not explicit, but it was clear from the tone and direction of the outreach where the teacher was going with this,” Del Russo added. The student became offended and brought the matter to the attention of school officials, who alerted the Bergen County Sheriff’s office, Del Russo said. From that point, the prosecutor said, “it became an undercover operation, with an investigator serving as a “foil” to continue the communication, he said. The prosecutor said Weir had arranged to meet the student at a local restaurant and offered the student $50 in exchange for sexual acts. Detectives arrested Weir in the restaurant parking lot.
     
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    NJ.com: Prosecutor: Paterson teacher offered student $50 for sex (Feb 25 2013)

    Thomas Weir, who has taught at John F. Kennedy High School for the last 21 years, made the offer during a meeting at a local restaurant, according to a statement issued by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes. Weir, a 50-year-old Monticello, N.Y. resident, used Facebook to arrange the meeting, Valdes said.
     
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    Gothamist: NJ High School Teacher Allegedly Offered Student $50 For Parking Lot Sex (Feb 25 2013)

    A New Jersey High School teacher used Facebook to lure a student to the parking lot of a Passaic County restaurant in an attempt to pay him for sex, prosecutors allege. Thomas Weir, a teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson for the past 21 years, allegedly offered the unidentified student $50 "in exchange for sexual acts." Weir was arrested Saturday night in the parking lot of the restaurant by detectives with the sheriff's Internet Crimes against Children Unit (ICAC).
     
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    Passaic County Prosecutor News Release: John F. Kennedy High School Teacher Arrested for Attempted Sexual Assault of a Child (Feb 24 2013)

    NEWS RELEASE

    Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes

    Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office

    401 Grand Street

    Paterson, NJ 07505

    (973) 881-4800

    JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD

    PATERSON, NEW JERSEY: February 24, 2013

    Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik announce the arrest of John F. Kennedy High School Teacher, Thomas Weir. The Paterson Board of Education has employed the 50-year-old Monticello, New York resident for approximately 21 years.

    Mr. Weir was taken into custody Saturday evening after an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit (SVU), the Passaic County Sheriff’s Internet Crimes against Children Unit (ICAC) and the Paterson Public Schools Department of School Security. He was charged with Attempted Sexual Assault, Attempted Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Luring/Enticing a Child, and Official Misconduct. Bail has not been set.

    Weir had arranged to meet a Kennedy High School student at a local restaurant. He offered the student $50 in exchange for sexual acts. Mr. Weir had contacted the student through the Facebook instant messaging application. Detectives arrested Weir in the restaurant parking lot.

    Attempted Sexual Assault has a maximum term of ten years in New Jersey State Prison, Endangering the Welfare of a Child has a maximum term of ten years in New Jersey State Prison, Luring and Enticing a Child has a maximum term of ten years in New Jersey State Prison, and Official Misconduct has a maximum term of ten years in New Jersey State Prison.

    For media inquiries concerning this investigation contact Chief Assistant Prosecutor Joseph A. Del Russo of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit at 973-837-7636 or jdelrusso@passaiccountynj.org.

    A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
     
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    NBC News: Veteran Teacher Accused of Offering Student Money for Sex (Feb 25 2013)

    Thomas Weir, a teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, N.J., was arrested Saturday evening in the parking lot of a restaurant where he planned to meet the student, authorities said ... Prosecutors said Weir contacted the student through Facebook instant messaging and offered the student $50 for a sexual encounter.

    NBC New York: Veteran Teacher Accused of Offering Student Money for Sex (Feb 25 2013)

    NBC Bay Area: Veteran Teacher Accused of Offering Student Money for Sex (Feb 25 2013)
     
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    New York Daily News: New Jersey high school teacher arrested after trying to lure student on Facebook to have sex for cash: police (Feb 25 2013)

    A New Jersey high school teacher is accused of messaging a student on Facebook and offering $50 for sex, police said. Thomas Weir, a veteran teacher at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, was nabbed Saturday night in the parking lot of a restaurant where he planned to meet the student, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office said in a news release. Weir, 50, of Monticello, N.Y., was charged with attempted sexual assault, attempted endangering the welfare of a child, luring/enticing a child and official misconduct.
     
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    CBS Local New York: Students Shocked By Arrest Of Paterson Teacher (Feb 25 2013)

    A teacher from Paterson, N.J., has been suspended without pay, after he was arrested this weekend for allegedly offering a student money in exchange for sex on Facebook. As CBS 2’s Kathryn Brown reported, veteran high school business teacher Thomas Weir, 50, is accused of using Facebook to lure the male student to a Burger King near Kennedy High School. Police said Weir then offered the student $50 in exchange for sex acts. Weir was arrested Saturday evening in the restaurant parking lot, officials said.
     
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    NewsMax: Teacher's Alleged Online $50 Sex Offer to Student Ends in Arrest (Feb 25 2013)

    A veteran teacher at a New Jersey high school was arrested in a restaurant parking lot where police said he was waiting to meet a student for sex arranged over the Internet. Thomas Weir, 50, of Monticello, N.Y., who had taught at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson for 21 years, arranged the Saturday meeting via instant messaging on Facebook and solicited a male student for sexual acts in exchange for $50 ...
     
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    UPI: Teacher accused of seeking student sex (Feb 25 2013)

    Thomas Weir, 50, of Monticello, N.Y., allegedly made the offer at a restaurant near where he's taught for 21 years at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, N.J. The student told law enforcement about advances Weir allegedly made on Facebook and police were ready when Weir asked the student to meet after school, NJ.com reported Monday.
     
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    North Jersey: Paterson high school teacher accused of offering money for sex appearing in court Wednesday (Feb 26 2013)

    The case started with a Facebook exchange between Weir and the JFK student “over a period of time,” according to Del Russo. “It was not explicit, but it was clear from the tone and direction of the outreach where the teacher was going with this,” Del Russo said. The student became offended and brought the matter to school officials, who alerted the sheriff’s office, Del Russo said. From that point, the prosecutor said, it became an undercover operation, with an investigator serving as a “foil” to continue the communication. The prosecutor said Weir arranged to meet the student at a local restaurant and offered him $50 in exchange for sex. Detectives arrested Weir in the restaurant parking lot.
     
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    Gant Daily: New Jersey teacher arrested for soliciting sex with student online (Feb 26 2013)

    A 50-year-old high school teacher in Paterson, New Jersey has been arrested last weekend for allegedly using the internet to pay a student for sex. According to officials, Thomas Weir, a teacher at John F. Kennedy High School, was detained Saturday night for posting a message on Facebook to a male student, asking to meet him in the parking lot of a restaurant and allegedly offering $50 in return for sex.
     
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    Finger Lake Times: NJ teacher denies offering student $50 for sex (Feb 27 2013)

    A northern New Jersey high school teacher is denying allegations that he arranged to meet a male student at a fast-food restaurant and pay the youth $50 for sex. Thomas Weir, who has homes Monticello, N.Y. and Paterson, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted sexual assault, luring and child endangerment during a court hearing Wednesday ... Weir was arrested Saturday night at a fast-food restaurant in Paterson, where authorities say he had planned to meet the student.
     
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    ABC Local WABC: Teacher facing luring charge gets more charges (Mar 5 2013)

    Passaic County prosecutors say they've filed charges of child endangerment and promoting the prostitution of a child against 50-year-old Thomas Weir. Authorities say the charges brought Monday involve three former students who were taught by Weir when they were seventh-graders.
     
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    North Jersey: New charges for Paterson teacher accused of offering student $50 for sex (Mar 5 2013)

    Since his arrest on Feb. 24, three of Weir’s former students have come forward with allegations that the teacher contacted them recently on Facebook and attempted to lure them for sex with sexually explicit postings. The students, now 13, 16 and 17, all knew Weir from when he was their 7th-grade teacher at Paterson’s School No. 15, authorities said. Weir was charged with three counts of promoting the prostitution of a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child when he appeared in Superior Court on Monday for a bail hearing. Weir, who was arrested on Feb. 24, already has been charged with attempted sexual assault and child endangerment ...
     
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    NBC News: New Charges for NJ Teacher Facing Luring Charge (Mar 5 2013)

    Passaic County prosecutors say they've filed charges of child endangerment and promoting the prostitution of a child against 50-year-old Thomas Weir. Authorities say the charges brought Monday involve three former students who were taught by Weir when they were seventh-graders. The 21-year veteran of the Paterson school district was first arrested Feb. 24 at a fast-food restaurant where authorities say Weir had arranged to meet a current student. Weir has pleaded not guilty in that case.
     
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    NJ.com: New child prostitution charges for Paterson teacher accused of offering student cash for sex (Mar 5 2013)

    According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes, 50-year-old Thomas Weir is now facing three counts of promoting prostitution of a child and one count of endangering the welfare of a child. The charges involve three minors that Weir taught as seventh-graders, whose ages now range from 13 to 17, Valdes said. In an email to NJ.com, Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Del Russo said that as police continued to investigate Weir, they discovered that he had tried to persuade three former students, all of whom are male, to prostitute themselves. He is also accused of offering them money in exchange for sex. At least one of the children accepted an invitation to Weir's apartment, but fled as Weir was "preparing to engage in sex with him", Del Russo said.
     
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    NorthJersey.com: Paterson school district puts teacher in sex case on administrative duty (Mar 21 2013)

    Paterson Public Schools has lifted the suspension imposed on a teacher facing student sex charges and instead has begun requiring him to report for work at the district’s administrative offices, officials said. City education officials said the revised arrangement will prevent the teacher, Thomas Weir, from having any contact with students. But he no longer will be able to stay home and collect a paycheck during his suspension, they said.
     
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    Ex-N.J. high school teacher who offered students money for sex sentenced to 3 years

    A former Passaic County high school teacher who offered three students money in exchange for sex has been sentenced to three years in prison and parole supervision for life, authorities said. Thomas Weir, 56, who taught at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, was arrested outside a restaurant on Feb. 23, 2013 after an investigation by the county sheriff’s and prosecutor’s office. “The investigation revealed that Mr. Weir was engaging in sexually explicit conversations with three students at Kennedy High School over Facebook and through text messages,” Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said in a statement. Investigators at ...


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