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01-06-2006, 02:40 AM
A former Somerville High School music teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting three students.

William Thompson, 43, who also uses the name J.R. Thompson, is believed to have fled the state, and is being sought by authorities, Somerset County Prosecutor Wayne Forrest said Thursday.

He was charged Wednesday with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Forrest said the assaults took place between 1996 and 2005 at Thompson's home or in his car.

07-25-2010, 06:23 AM
William Thompson, Jr.

Guilty Plea
Location: ADTC
Sentence Date: 05/04/2007

1 count 1st Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault
3 counts 2nd Degree Sexual Assault
1 count Endangering the Welfare of a Child

Sentence: 8 years
Mandatory Minimum: 6 years 9 months 15 days

Maximum Release Date: 01/22/2014