Grand Jury Upgrades Sexual Assault Charges Against NY Teacher After 2 More Assaults Revealed

SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES AGAINST INFINITY INSTITUTE TEACHER UPGRADED BY GRAND JURY & NEW CHARGES ADDED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT OF TWO ADDITIONAL STUDENTS

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

A Hudson County Grand Jury has indicted a Long Island man and teacher at the Infinity Institute in Jersey City for sexual assault of three female students – who were all 11 and 12 years old at the time of the assaults.

Sunkara had previously been arrested in March on charges of sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl at the school in 2019. The Grand Jury indictment upgraded those charges and added additional charges for the sexual assault of two additional victims, both 12 years old.

Apparao Sunkara, age 68, of Hicksville, New York, was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at approximately 11 a.m. on the upgraded charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2A(1), a crime of the first degree, and Official Misconduct in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:30-2A, a crime of the second degree.

He was also arrested on additional charges of two counts of Sexual Assault by Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2B, a crime of the second degree; three counts of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A; and two counts of Official Misconduct in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:30-2A, a crime of the second degree.

Anyone with relevant information about Apparao Sunkara is encouraged to contact the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at (201) 915-1234.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office will be filing a motion to detain Sunkara pending trial.

The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).

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