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Former Toms River Teacher Charged in 2007 Sex Assault

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Shawn C. Lee (Photo: OCPO)
Shawn C. Lee (Photo: OCPO)

A Toms River man who served as a teacher until 2013 has been arrested for a sexual assault in connection with his involvement with a 16-year-old in 2007.

Shawn C. Lee, 47 of Toms River, was arrested Oct. 4 and charged with sexual assault, according to a joint statement from Toms River police and the county prosecutors office.

The arrest comes after a month long investigation by the two law enforcement agencies. An investigation revealed that Lee had sexual intercourse with a 16-year-old victim in September of 2007, the statement said. Lee left the district in 2013, records show.

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Lee is currently lodged in the Ocean County Jail pending a detention hearing.

Anyone who has information regarding the investigation, or has been a victim of Lee, is being asked to contact Toms River Police Detective Tom Grosse at 732-349-0150 x 1263 or tgrosse@trpolice.org.

The investigation is ongoing at this time, officials said.