Police: Teacher from Bloomfield arrested for sex abuse

UNION TOWNSHIP - Police say a teacher from Bloomfield is under arrest for having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old Union County girl.

According to police, Robert Gervasi of Bloomfield was arrested yesterday in Union Township while attempting to meet with the girl.

Gervasi was a teacher at Kawameeh Middle School in Union. He also owns the Ablaze Softball/Baseball academy in Parsippany.

Investigators say Gervasi started a sexual relationship with the girl earlier this summer. Police say he would meet the girl in parks, and later at his academy in Parsippany and at a condominium in Hoboken.

Bail for Gervasi has been set at $400,000. The criminal sex acts he is accused of committing in Morris and Hudson counties will be prosecuted in Union County.

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