A former health and physical education teacher at Rancocas Valley Regional High School has been indicted if charges of having a sexual relationship with a student, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced on Friday.

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Gary Jiampetti, 44, was indicted by a grand jury on two counts of Second Degree Official Misconduct.

Prosecutor Coffina said that Jiampetti will soon be arraigned in Superior Court.

The consensual sexual relationship began during the 2019-20 school year between Jiampetti and a female student, Burlington County Prosecutors and Mount Holly Police learned during their investigation which began after the agencies began receiving complaints that this teacher was behaving inappropriately around female students.

Their investigation also uncovered that the relationship resulted in the student receiving favorable academic treatment.

Prosecutor Coffina said that school officials cooperated with law enforcement throughout the duration of the investigation.

Jiampetti was charged in July 2020 and is no longer employed by the district.

The Burlington County Prosecutors Office and Mount Holly Police were assisted in the infestation by Berlin Police and the Lower Camden County Regional Special Response Team.

The case was presented to the grand jury by Burlington County Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Eife, supervisor of the BCPO Major Crimes Unit – Special Victims Section.

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