A former middle school teacher and boy's soccer coach in southern New Jersey admitted to engaging in inappropriate conduct with 17 male students.
Charles Reilly, 45, of Pine Hill, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to official misconduct, endangering the welfare of a child and attempted endangering the welfare of a child.
Reilly admitted to engaging in inappropriate sexual communications with 17 male Pine Hill Middle School students from 2006 to 2011. The victims ranged in age from 12 to 16 years old.
Officials say Reilly asked the students to bring semen-stained tissues to school so that he could make art projects with them. A Camden County Police detective posed as one of Reilly's students online during the investigation and the conversations they had led to the attempted endangering charge.
In addition to teaching and coaching soccer, Reilly was also a member of the borough council in Pine Hill, but he resigned soon after his arrest last year.
Reilly is scheduled for sentencing on July 18 and is expected to receive a term of 15 years incarceration, five years of which he would have to serve before being eligible for parole.
Reilly will also undergo a psychological evaluation.