Linda Hardan : Teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

Updated: November 27, 2014
Linda Hardan : Teacher accused of sexually assaulting student

Linda Hardan, a 21-year-old substitute teacher at Manchester Regional High School in Haledon, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old male student.

Passaic County Prosecutors say 21-year-old Linda Hardan, of Prospect Park, also is charged with child endangerment and criminal sexual contact.

The charges were filed Friday and made public on Saturday.
Linda Hardan is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old student from Manchester Regional High School, where she worked as a substitute teacher.

Prosecutors say the alleged incident occurred Thursday in Wayne, but further details about the incident and the victim were not disclosed.
According to, Linda Hardan allegedly met up with the student outside of school hours.

She then transported him to a location in Wayne.

The alleged sexual encounter occurred in the parked car.

Linda Hardan could face nearly 17 years in prison if convicted on all counts.

That is the total of 10 years in prison on the charge of sexual assault, up to five on the charge of endangering the welfare of a child and up to 18 months on the charge of criminal sexual contact.

She was remanded in custody on $250,000 bail.

It was not known Saturday if Linda Hardan had retained an attorney.