Middletown, Del. – Delaware State Police have arrested a 32-year-old music teacher for allegedly sending sexually explicit images to a male student.
In a release sent to FOX 29, police report an investigation began in January of 2016 after administrators of the Everett Meredith Middle School, located at 505 S. Broad Street in Middletown.
They were contacted by the mother of a 13-year-old male student after she had found sexually explicit video and images of a female teacher on his cell phone.
The school administration then contacted the Delaware State Police Troop 2 Youth Aide Unit. After further investigation, which included multiple interviews and examination of physical evidence, police determined that the teacher, Nicole D. Veneroso, 32, of Newark, who was employed as a music teacher at the school, had begun a relationship with the male student in December of 2015.
During the relationship, which continued until the discovery of the images, Veneroso had sent the student numerous sexually explicit photographs, videos, and text messages.
Veneroso was arrested by detectives on Wednesday, March 23.
She was charged with Dealing in Child Porn, Sexual Solicitation of a Child under 18, Criminal Solicitation 2nd Degree, 5 counts of Providing Obscenity to a Child under 18, 3 counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child by a Person of Trust 2nd Degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Veneroso was arraigned at JP Court 2 and committed to the Delores Baylor Correctional Institution in default of $53,250 secured bail.