Tuesday, February 18, 2020 4:56 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a New Jersey middle school teacher who coached wrestling at multiple schools has been charged in the sexual assault of a teenager. According to the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, John Denuto was charged with sexual assault of a teenager, possession of child pornography, photographing a child in a sex act and child endangerment. Court documents show Denuto exchanged phone numbers with a Sayreville Middle School student after eighth grade graduation in June 2016 and offered private wrestling lessons at his home. Denuto’s lawyer says his client denies the allegations and that people should avoid jumping to conclusions.