FREEHOLD – A former Monmouth Regional High School teacher was sentenced to five years in state prison. The sentence stemmed from the teacher’s sexual contact with two students, announced Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

Nicholas DePue, 30, of Hoover Drive in Brick and previously of Jackson, was sentenced by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Joseph W. Oxley on Friday to a pair of concurrent 5-year terms of incarceration in a New Jersey state prison. DePue pleaded guilty in January to two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Upon his release from prison, DePue will be subject to the provisions of “Megan’s Law” as well as Parole Supervision for Life as part of the sentenced handed out by Judge Oxley.

DePue was fired from his job as a teacher at Monmouth Regional High School following his arrest after it was discovered he was carrying on an inappropriate relationship with one of his students and a second relationship with another student was revealed.

The case was handled by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Zanzuccki.

DePue is represented by William Cunningham, Esq., of Brick Township.

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