A teacher from Stony Brook Elementary School pleaded not guilty Thursday in Barnstable Superior Court to sixteen charges, including five counts of child rape. Noah Campbell-Halley's case was moved to Superior Court after he was indicted by a Barnstable County grand jury last month.
The accused technology teacher remains free on $10,000 bail and must wear a GPS monitor, observe a curfew and to have no contact with any child except his own. Judge Robert Rufo additionally ordered that Campbell-Halley check in monthly with the probation department at Worcester Superior Court. Campbell-Halley is currently staying in the Worcester County town of Winchendon at the home of his parents.
Campbell-Halley was charged March 22nd in alleged incidents that involved two first graders at the school.
At the time of the initial charges, Nauset School Superintendent Thomas Conrad reported that Campbell-Halley, a fifth-year teacher, had been placed on administrative leave. His current employment status at the school is unknown.
While Campbell-Halley has been indicted for alleged incidents with two children it is possible more victims may come forward. Mitchell Garabedian, the world-renowned attorney who broke the Boston Roman Catholic priest molestation case wide open, recently told Cape Cod Today, "Generally speaking , it is not unusual for a sexual abuser to sexual abuse as many victims as possible and also for the sexual abuse victims to need a substantial amount of time to step forward and report the abuse. Often times the public is just seeing the tip of the iceberg."
Mr. Garabedian is currently representing two alleged victims in the Stony Brook molestation matter.
Cape & Islands Assistant District Attorney Sharon Thibeault is handling the prosecution of Campbell-Halley at this time. He is defended by Attorney Rachel Self.
Noah Campbell-Halley is next scheduled to appear in court for pre-trial conferences on November 15th and January 16th.