Muslim substitute teacher charged with sexually assaulting 16-year-old male student

Muslim substitute teacher charged with sexually assaulting 16-year-old male student

A substitute teacher in a northern New Jersey school district is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student.

Passaic County Prosecutors say 21-year-old Linda Hardan, of Prospect Park, also is charged with child endangerment and criminal sexual contact.

The charges were filed Friday and made public on Saturday. 

Hardan is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old student from Manchester Regional High School, where she worked as a substitute teacher.

Prosecutors say the alleged incident occurred Thursday in Wayne, but further details about the incident and the victim were not disclosed.

According to NorthJerysey.com, Hardan allegedly met up with the student outside of school hours.

She then transported him to a location in Wayne.

The alleged sexual encounter occurred in the parked car.

Hardan could face nearly 17 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

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