Prosecutor: Jersey City teacher now accused of sexually assaulting 3 students in 2019


A Jersey City teacher is facing upgraded charges in a sexual assault case, now accused of assaulting three students in 2019, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Inset photo of Apparao Sunkara courtesy of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. Background photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Apparao Sunkara, 68, of Hicksville, New York, is now accused of aggravated sexual assault, three counts of official misconduct, three counts of endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of sexual assault by contact.

A Hudson County Grand Jury indicted Sunkara, a teacher at the Infinity Institute
in Jersey City,  for sexual assault of three female students – who were all 11 and 12 years old at the time of the assaults.

Sunkara had previously been arrested in March girl on charges of sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl at the school in 2019.

The Grand Jury indictment upgraded those charges and added additional charges for the sexual assault of two additional victims, both of whom are 12 years old.

Anyone with relevant information about Sunkara is encouraged to contact the HCPO Special Victims Unit at (201) 915-1234.

Furthermore, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office will be filing a motion to detain Sunkara pending trial.

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