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

By Jayed Rahman
Published: February 21, 2020

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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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