Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Case of Homer Bishop, security guard, Frisch Yeshiva High School, Paramus, NJ

School security guard facing sex-crime charge
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
by Tom Troncone, NJ

LODI -- A high school security guard has been charged with having sex with a 13-year-old borough girl several times over the last year, authorities said Tuesday. The girl was not a student at the school, they said.

Homer Bishop, 33, a security guard at Frisch Yeshiva High School in Paramus, was jailed Monday on a first-degree charge of aggravated sexual assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, said Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli.

Bishop was being held on $300,000 bail Tuesday night at the Bergen County Jail following a court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

Bishop had limited contact with pupils at the private Jewish high school, Molinelli said.

"He wasn't a teacher or someone who worked with kids every day," the prosecutor said. "He wasn't someone who was in a closed classroom with pupils."

A message left at the home of Frisch Principal Kalman Stein after school hours on Tuesday was not immediately returned.

Police charged Bishop, of East 30th Street in Paterson, after the teen told her mother about the yearlong sexual contact, Molinelli said.

Bishop, who is separated from his wife, has been a security guard at the school for the past three years, Molinelli said.


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