Haddon Township Man Charged with Assault, Misconduct in Alleged Relationship with Student


Thirty-year-old Brantley Cesanek, a Latin teacher at Cherokee High School, allegedly carried on a sexual relationship with one of his students in his Haddon Township home.

By Matt Skoufalos | November 1, 2018

Camden County Prosecutor’s Office logo. Credit: CCPO.

A Haddon Township resident who is a public schoolteacher has been charged with allegedly carrying on a sexual relationship with one of his students.

Thirty-year-old Brantley Cesanek, 30, a Latin teacher at Cherokee High School, was arrested Tuesday without incident.

Cesanek is charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child, and official misconduct.

He is currently being held at the Camden County Jail, awaiting a pretrial hearing.

According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO), Cesanek allegedly assaulted a student in his home in the 300 block of South Park Drive in Haddon Township. The alleged incidents occurred in 2016 and 2017, when the student was 16 and 17 years old.

In a bitter irony, a Facebook profile that appears to belong to Cesanek includes a quote from the Stoic thinker Flavius that author Martha Colish explains as criticizing “public life entered for the wrong reasons and conducted in the wrong spirit.”

The investigation originated in the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office (BCPO) and Evesham Township Police Department. Officials invite anyone with information about the case to call BCPO Det. Melvin Rogers at 609-265-5035, or CCPO Det. Lateasha Jones at 856-225-8656.

All persons charged with a criminal offense are presumed innocent unless and until found guilty in a court of law.

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