NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A female high school teacher accused of having sex with six male students is now facing a 40-count indictment in New Jersey.
Essex County authorities says 35-year-old Nicole DuFault (duh-FAULT'), of Caldwell, is charged with aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment.
Authorities say the victims were 14- and 15-year-old boys and the assaults occurred many times in 2013 and 2014. They say some of the sex acts occurred on school property and in DuFault's car.
The indictment was made public Tuesday.
DuFault was a language arts teacher at Columbia High School for several years before she was arrested in September. She remains free on $500,000 bail.
Her attorney has said the charges "run contrary to her commendable background and unblemished work performance."