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Prosecutors: Principal tried to lure, assault former student

DENVILLE, N.J. - (AP) -- Authorities say a New Jersey middle school principal tried to sexually assault a 16-year-old former student.

Paul Iantosca was suspended from his post at Valleyview Middle School in Denville following his arrest, which was announced Friday. It wasn't known if he's retained an attorney.

Morris County prosecutors say the 52-year-old Randolph resident "engaged in acts" with the girl, but did not disclose further details. He's charged with luring, child endangerment and attempted sexual assault.

Denville school officials say none of the alleged activities occurred on school grounds and did not involve any students who currently attend township schools. They say Iantosca is barred from school property and cannot have contact with any staff or students.

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