Township Man Charged With Child Endangerment

Sam DiGiovanna.

A 50-year-old Somerset man who teaches at Watchung Hills Regional High School has been arrested on charges connected with his alleged sexual pursuit of a student there.

Sean DiGiovanna, of Renfro Road, was arrested Oct. 10 at Warren Township Police headquarters and charged with one count of 3rd Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of 3rd Degree Promoting Obscene Material to a Child Under the Age of 18, according to a press release from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office.

Warren Township police were told on Sept. 11 that DiGiovanna had sent sexually explicit pictures to the student, who also reported receiving electronic messages from DiGiovanna which indicated he wanted to pursue a sexual relationship with the student, according to the press release.

Police obtained data warrants and found the pictures and text messages on DiGiovanna’s phone, according to the release.

DiGiovanna is lodged in the Somerset County Jail, Somerville, pending a detention hearing, according to the release.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office at (908) 231-7100 or the Warren Township Police Department at (908) 753-1000 or via the STOPit app. The STOPit app allows citizens to provide anonymous reports including videos and photos. STOPit can be downloaded to your smart phone for free at the Google Play Store or Apple App Store, access code: SOMERSETNJ. Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers’ Tip Line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stopper tips will be kept confidential. 

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