Custodian Arrested for Sex with Minor

BOILING SPRING LAKES -- A custodian with South Brunswick High School was arrested Friday for having sex with a minor.

Collis Hewett, 74, has been charged with seven counts of sex offense and six counts of indecent liberties with a child.

According to the sheriff department, the first alleged incident between Hewett and the student occurred in August 2005, and the last on September 7, 2006.

School officials declined to comment on the charges, but they said they had a thorough background check with Hewett when he was hired in 1997.

Some parents in Boiling Spring Lakes, though concerned, said that they would not rush to judgment and believe everything they heard.

The sheriff department credited the arrest to the school's resources officer.

Reported by Kelli O'Hara