Ex-Paterson teacher convicted in Arizona for sexual contact with child | Paterson Times

Ex-Paterson teacher convicted in Arizona for sexual contact with child


A former Paterson teacher, who was arrested at School 27 two years ago, has been convicted of sexual contact with minor in Arizona.

Joshua D. Valvano was convicted of sexual conduct with minor, attempt to commit sexual conduct with minor, and continuous sexual abuse of child by a jury in Maricopa County, Ariz. on Feb. 5, according to court records.

Records show he committed the crimes on Nov. 11, 2002 and Oct. 13, 2003. Little information was available about crimes.

Prosecutor Joseph Hinrichsen, who tried the case for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, did not respond to a call for comment on Thursday.

Valvano’s criminal conduct did not involve his students in Paterson, school officials had said in 2018.

Valvano had been teaching at the Paterson Public Schools for six years when he was indicted in Maricopa County. He was arrested by Florham Park police at School 27 in 2018 and extradited to Arizona.

Sentencing is scheduled for Apr. 4, according to Maricopa County court records.

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  • MarquinhoGaucho

    he'll end up working at a Charter. They hire anyone with no background checks. At the Paterson Science and Charter they have Gulen followers they bring from Turkey , some wanted on Terrorism charges , as long as they pay the 16K kick back , they can indoctrinate your children or worse

    • bigron

      I sure agree with your analysis and prediction.

  • John

    No worries friend. The leftest Liberal progressive socialist new Democrat party have your back.