ICYMI – Class trip child sex assault in Germany can’t be prosecuted in NJ

[5:40 p.m., March 18, 2015] On March 18th, the Supreme Court ruled that a purported sexual assault perpetrated by teacher/chaperones during a class trip to Germany cannot be prosecuted in New Jersey. In the per curiam opinion, the Court found that the ages of the children and the supervisory duty of the teachers were merely status factual issues and did not create a sufficient connection to New Jersey to establish territorial jurisdiction to prosecute the alleged sexual assault offenses, all of which occurred in Germany.
A PDF of State v. Sumulikoski is available here.