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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The New Brunswick High School teacher who plead guilty to sexual misconduct and sexual assault of two girls he supervised as a private karate instructor was sentenced three years in prison Monday.
Joel Levy, 44, will also have to register as a sex offender and will no longer be allowed to be a public school teacher in New Jersey. He was also placed under parole supervision for life, according to a report on MyCentralJersey.com.
Levy is the owner of the Family Marital Arts Academy in Highland Park. A former teacher in several districts, he began his work at New Brunswick High School supervising students serving in-school suspensions in November 2010. Charges were filed against him following an incident that took place March 7 in Highland Park, according to the report.
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