Perth Amboy teacher accused of sexually abusing student

A teacher who worked at Samuel Shull School in Perth Amboy and Monmouth University was arrested today for allegedly sexually abusing an underage student for six years. According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, Guillermo "William" Santamaria began having sex with the girl when she was 13 years old and continued to abuse the girl until she turned 18.Santamaria, 56, was arrested at his home this morning and neighbors say investigators searched his home and car.

Students at Shull Middle School, where Santamaria teaches social studies, said they found the allegations hard to believe.

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