Bridget Sipera Wiki Bio
A New Jersey Catholic high school teacher faces charges after allegedly having S*x with a school student when he was 17.
Bridget Sipera, 36, of Cherry Hill, NJ, is accused of initiating a sexual relationship with a ‘recent graduate’ of Camden Catholic High School, where she taught literature, in January 2019 that lasted 18 months.
Camden County Prosecutor Bridget Sipera
The Camden County prosecutor’s office said the anonymous boy told local police about the relationship on Aug. 6, leading to Sipera’s arrest on multiple charges, including second-degree sexual assault on Aug. 26.
Authorities said the sexual relationship began when the boy was in one of Sipera’s classes and ended in March.
Prosecutors said Sipera had “supervisory or disciplinary power” over the then student and specified that the victim was over 16 years old when the incidents occurred.
A probable cause statement indicated that the boy claimed to have had sex with Sipera about 60 times during the 18-month period, the Courier Post reported.
Courier Post Bridget Sipera
A probable cause statement indicated that the boy claimed to have had s*x with Sipera about 60 times during the 18-month period, the Courier Post reported.
Sipera was a teacher at Camden Catholic High School (pictured), where she was also a girls’ lacrosse coach. The school said Thursday it had fired her immediately.
Preston & Steve Show poll Bridget Sipera
The boy told police that he and Sipera had s*x inside his car at various Cherry Hill locations, including in a hotel parking lot and Cooper River Park, according to the court document.
The probable cause statement also noted that the boy said she and Sipera had s*x at Sipera’s home, her mother’s home, and her own home.
The boy was said to have been able to provide police with “specific details of the design” of Sipera and his mother’s houses.
Sipera allegedly admitted to committing crimes “that took place in various cities”, although it is unclear what the specific crimes were.
“Camden Catholic High School will cooperate fully with local law enforcement,” the school said Thursday in a statement obtained by the Courier Post, adding that it had immediately fired Sipera.
Sipera had been the coach of the school’s girls’ lacrosse team and was named coach of the year by the Women’s Lacrosse Club of South Jersey, said a 2019 issue of the school’s online magazine.
Sipera was voted one of the ‘Coolest Teachers’ of 2013 by students at the school in a Preston & Steve Show poll.
In the school’s 2017-2018 yearbook, it was listed as part of the McAuley Program, which helps students ‘with mild learning disabilities.’
Sipera was charged with one count of sexual assault in the second degree and one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree in Camden County.
She was also charged with one count of sexual assault in the second degree and one count of endangering the welfare of a child in the second degree for crimes that occurred in the vicinity of Gloucester Township, New Jersey.