MAYS LANDING— A Pleasantville High School teacher has been charged in connection with an unlawful sexual relationship she had with a Pleasantville High School student, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
On Friday, January 18, 2019, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Daniel Choe arrested Pleasantville High School teacher, Jessica R. Gaeckle, 30, of Galloway Township, in reference to an unlawful sexual relationship she had with an 18 year-old Pleasantville High School student. It is believed Gaeckle engaged in sexual relations with the student on at least two occasions and directed the student to destroy evidence upon learning of a pending, criminal investigation.
Gaeckle is charged with the following:
(2 Counts) second degree Official Misconduct
(1 Count) third degree Hindering Apprehension
Gaeckle was processed at ACPO and released on a Summons.
The investigation is a cooperative effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Pleasantville Police Department.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.