CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Middle Township High School teacher faces multiple criminal charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, law enforcement officials said Tuesday, July 22.
Joseph Towns, 34 of Bayshore Road in North Cape May, surrendered to law enforcement at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, according to a press release from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office. Bail was set at $175,000 cash.
According to Superintendent David Salvo, Towns has been a teacher with the district since 2005, and served as assistant to the Mock Trial coach.
Towns was taken into custody, and Judge John C. Porto set the all-cash bond. In the release, the prosecutor said Towns was processed and sent to county jail, where he posted bail.