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Passaic Substitute Teacher Accused Of Fondling 10-Year-Old Student

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez Photo Credit: Courtesy of Passaic County Prosecutor's Office

PASSAIC, N.J. — A Passaic substitute teacher was arrested after authorities said he fondled a 10-year-old girl while two other students watched.

Pedro Rodriguez, 58, was arrested Tuesday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said. He is accused of fondling a 10-year old student while working as a substitute teacher at School No. 11 in Passaic, Valdes said.

Rodriguez was charged with sexual assault and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, the prosecutor said.

He was held on $100,000 bail, Valdes said.

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