FREEHOLD –   A teacher at Freehold Intermediate School has been arrested and criminally charged for having a sexual relationship with a student, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago announced Saturday.

Allison Havemann-Niedrach, 43, of Jackson (Ocean County) is charged with one count of first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and one count of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

An investigation involving members of the MCPO Special Victims Bureau and members of the Freehold Borough Police Department revealed that the alleged criminal conduct by Havemann-Niedrach began earlier this year.

Havemann-Niedrach was arrested without incident earlier this week and transported to the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI), where she remains incarcerated pending a first appearance and detention hearing to take place in Monmouth County Superior Court.

Anyone with information about Havemann-Niedrach’s activities is being urged to contact MCPO Detective Dawn Correia at 800-533-7443.

This case is being prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Zanzuccki, Director of the Special Victims Bureau. Havemann-Niedrach is being represented by Thomas Huth, Esq., with an office in Freehold.

Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.