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July 09, 2020

South Jersey teacher arrested for alleged sexual relationship with student

Gary Jiampetti, of Rancocas Valley Regional High School, is charged with official misconduct; police say the student involved was not underage

Crime Sexual Misconduct
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A tip lead police to investigate Rancocas Valley Regional High School teacher Gary Jiampetti for an alleged sexual relationship with a student.

A physical education and health teacher at Rancocas Valley Regional High School has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a former student, law enforcement officials announced.

Gary Jiampetti, 43, from Berlin Township, Camden County, was taken into custody Thursday at his home and charged with official misconduct.

The investigation by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office and the Mount Holly Police Department began after authorities received information that a teacher at Rancocas Valley High School, in Mount Holly Township, Burlington County, had been involved in inappropriate behavior with a female student.

According to police, the investigation found Jiampetti and the student, who has since graduated from the school, allegedly had a consensual sexual relationship prior to the 2019-2020 school year. The student was not a minor at the time, and police are not releasing additional details in order to protect the former student's identity.

RVRHS Teacher Charged for Sexual Relationship with Student Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina...

Posted by Burlington County Prosecutor's Office on Thursday, July 9, 2020

Also involved in the investigation were the Berlin Police Department and the Lower Camden County Regional Special Response Team.

Jiampetti’s first court appearance will take place in Superior Court in Mount Holly. The case will then be prepared for a grand jury by the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office for possible indictment.

Students attend Rancocas Valley Regional High School from five Burlington County towns : Eastampton, Hainesport, Lumberton, Mount Holly, and Westampton.

Those with information about the case can call Burlington County Central Communications at (609) 265-7113 or send an email to

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