NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The attorney for a New Jersey high school teacher accused of having sex with six male students says she has a brain condition that left her defenseless to the students' aggressive behavior.
Nicole DuFault (duh-FAULT') of Caldwell pleaded not guilty in April to aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment charges.
Her attorney, Timothy Smith, tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1MofZBL ) that the 36-year-old teacher suffers from "frontal lobe syndrome," a condition that experts say is associated with socially inappropriate behavior. It also leaves them unable to control impulses, among other symptoms.
DeFault was a language arts teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood before she was arrested last September.
Prosecutors say they still plan to take the case to trial.
Information from: NJ.com, http://www.nj.com