Port Jervis Teacher Accused of Molesting Students

According to state police, an Orange County teacher was arrested following an investigation into claims of molestation. Police stated that Ashley Kaufman, an art teacher at Port Jervis High School was involved in an inappropriate relationship with a sixteen-year old former student, and police were notified after being tipped off by an unidentified person who had allegedly found out. School district officials are currently investigating the claim as well. According to police the sexual relationship began at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, and occurred on and off school property. Kaufman was charged with forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a minor.

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