Teacher with ties to Brunswick area accused of sexual conduct with teen

A  teacher in the New Brunswick School System has been charged with engaging in inappropriate sexual conduct with a 15-year-old student.

David Holmes, 58, of the Monmouth Junction section of South Brunswick, a teacher at the Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in New Brunswick, was charged on July 31 with endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree, aggravated criminal sexual contact in the third degree, and engaging in criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree with a 15-year-old student, according to information provided by Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Anthony Caputo of the New Brunswick Police Department.

Holmes was charged during an investigation by Detective Jamaal James of the New Brunswick Police Department and Detective Ryan Tighe of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The investigation determined that from September 2018 through July 2019, the defendant allegedly engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with a student, when the victim was 15 years of age, according to the statement.

During the time when the criminal conduct occurred, the defendant was the former teacher of the victim and was serving as a current mentor.

Holmes has been employed by the New Brunswick School System for the past nine years. He was previously employed by the South Brunswick School System for eight years and served as a long-term substitute teacher with the North Brunswick School District, according to the statement.

He is scheduled to appear in New Brunswick Superior Court on Aug. 30.

Anyone with information is asked to call James at 732-7455200 or Tighe at 732-745-3287.