Union Township Teacher Arrested, Accused Of Inappropriately Touching Students

David Eidel (Photo courtesy of the Union County Prosecutor's Office)

UNION — A teacher from a Union Township school was arrested Tuesday morning after being accused of inappropriately touching two students, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.

David Eidel, 38, of Toms River, has been charged with one count of second degree endangering the welfare of a child and one count of second degree sexual assault, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Eidel, who taught computer science classes at the Connecticut Farms Elementary School, was arrested without incident at his home on Nov. 29 by members Union County Prosecutor’s Office. The arrest came after an investigation into allegations made by two separate students – a boy and a girl – involving inappropriate touching of them by Eidel. The alleged incidents took place at the school earlier this month, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Bail was set at $150,000.

Authorities are continuing to conduct an active investigation and urge anyone with information to contact Det. Walter Johnson of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office at 1-908-965-3884.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Eidel is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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