Bridget Sipera, 36-year old high school teacher in court after having sex with her 17-year old student 60 times in 18 months
Bridget Sipera, 36, a Catholic high school teacher in New Jersey who was once voted ‘coolest’ staffer has been arrested after a former student alleged that she had sex with him about 60 times in 18 months.
The boy, who was 17 and in her class, claimed the relationship began in January 2019 and ended in March. He told police they had sex in multiple locations, including both of their homes.
The teacher was arrested on charges related to allegedly initiating a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student at Camden Catholic High School where she taught literature.
The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office said that the unnamed boy told local police about the relationship on August 6, which led to Sipera’s arrest on multiple charges including second degree sexual assault on August 26.
Authorities said the sexual relationship began when the boy was in one of Sipera’s classes and ended in March. A probable cause statement indicated that the boy claimed to have had sex with Sipera about 60 times during the 18-month period, the Courier Post reported.
The boy told police that he and Sipera had sex inside his car at multiple Cherry Hill locations, including at a hotel parking lot and in Cooper River Park, the court document said. The probable cause statement also noted that the boy said he and Sipera had sex at Sipera’s home, her mother’s home and his own home.
The boy was said to have been able to provide police with ‘specific details of the layout’ of Sipera and her mother’s homes.
Sipera had been the school’s girl’s lacrosse team coach and was named Coach of the Year by the Women’s Lacrosse Club of South Jersey, a 2019 edition of the school’s online magazine said.
Sipera was charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child in Camden County. She was also charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child for crimes that occurred in nearby Gloucester Township, New Jersey.