A grand jury returned a 14-count indictment against former Secaucus teacher Robert Goodlin for sexually assaulting two students during the 1990s and 2000s.
Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced that the 75-year-old Goodlin was charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, four counts of second-degree sexual assault, two counts of third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and four counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.
Goodlin assaulted the first victim numerous times from 1993 to 1998 while he worked as an industrial technology teacher at Joseph Battin School No. 4 in Elizabeth. The second victim was assaulted from 2002-2003. Both victims were under the age of 18 at the time of the assaults.
Goodlin taught industrial arts and coached track and field at Secaucus High School from 1979-1991 and worked as a substitute teacher after 2004 – one year removed from his alleged abuse of the second victim.
Following Goodwin’s arrest in September, a former Secaucus High School filed a claim that the teacher showed him pornography and tried to assault him.