Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 43-year-old Willingboro Township woman has been sentenced to five years in state prison for having a sexual relationship with a male student she met while substitute teaching at a public school.
The sentence was handed down in Superior Court in Mount Holly last week by the Hon. Christopher J. Garrenger to Kameelah Kareem, who pled guilty earlier this year to Sexual Assault (Second Degree).
The investigation began in early 2021 after authorities were made aware of a possible inappropriate relationship between Kareem and the 15-year-old student during the 2019-20 school year. Kareem served as a substitute teacher at the Alternative School at Bookbinder in Willingboro on various dates between November 2019 and March 2020.
The investigation revealed that Kareem had interaction with the student on multiple occasions outside of school. Further details have been withheld in an attempt to protect his identity.
Kareem was prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Stephen Eife, supervisor of the BCPO Special Victims Unit.
The investigation was conducted by the BCPO Special Victims Unit and the Willingboro Township Police Department. The lead investigators were BCPO Detective Siobhan McClintock and WTPD Detective Monica Pogorzelski.