Prosecutor: Verona High School teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

Matthew Swajkowski faces several charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Matt Trapani

Sep 27, 2023, 12:55 AM

Updated 272 days ago

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A Verona High School teacher is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a student.
The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office says Matthew Swajkowski, 36, also oversaw the school’s chess club. They say that the student Swajkowski is accused of assaulting was a member of that club.
Officials say that the Verona Police Department was notified in July that Swajkowski allegedly was engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct with the student, who is a minor. They also say that Swajkowski provided the victim with alcoholic beverages.
Swajkowski faces several charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.


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