BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP, N.J. — A New Jersey teacher who had sex with a 17-year-old female student is now headed to prison.
William Jacobs received a five-year term on Friday and had his teaching certificate revoked. The 33-year-old Folsom man had pleaded guilty in June to official misconduct and child endangerment.
Atlantic County prosecutors say the 33-year-old Buena (BYOO’-na) Regional High School teacher had sex with the girl on more than one occasion between last November and January. They also say investigators found several hundred electronic messages between the two.
When Jacobs learned of the investigation into the relationship, authorities say he told the girl she shouldn’t cooperate with authorities.
Jacobs was captured in Florida in February and eventually extradited back to New Jersey.