A Hammonton man employed as a high school marching band director surrendered himself to law enforcement this morning and was arraigned for the sexual assault of a 16 year-old student.

Back on May 1st, a warrant was issued for the arrest of 26-year-old Jason Koenig for charges of sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of children. The State alleges that, while employed by Hammonton High School as an aide and marching band director, Koenig committed these crimes against a 16 year-old Hammonton High School student in November and December of 2013 while he had supervisory or disciplinary power over the victim by virtue of his occupational status.

Just before 9:00 this morning, Koenig surrendered himself at the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office where he was placed in custody and arraigned. A judge denied Koenig’s application for bail reduction, continuing bail at $200,000 cash or bond.

At the conclusion of the proceeding, Koenig was ordered to be lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of bail.

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