Students Sexually Affected By Somerville Driving Instructor: Police

SOMERVILLE, NJ – A Somerville driving instructor has been charged with sexually touching students during driving sessions in surrounding towns, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Steven Collucci, 59, of N. Clark Avenue in Somerville, who was working as a driving instructor at Dill’s Driving School at 205 W Main St. in Somerville at the time of the crimes, has been charged with two counts of contact sexual criminal in the second degree. . Collucci no longer works at the driving school.

In June 2020, a student, who was 16 at the time, reported to the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office that while driving in the Bridgewater and Hillsborough area in June 2017 during a driving school instruction , the child was sexually touched. way by Collucci, said Robertson.

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In January 2021, a second student, also 16 at the time, reported that during an instruction session at a driving school in February 2019 in the New Brunswick region, the child also been sexually touched by Collucci, Robertson said.

Last Thursday, Collucci was arrested without incident at the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and charged with two counts of fourth degree criminal sexual contact.

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Collucci was taken to Somerset County Jail.

Anyone with information relating to such sexual contact is urged to contact Detective Reyes of the Sex Crimes Unit of the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office at 908-575-3371. All calls will be kept confidential. Information can also be relayed via the STOPit application.

Information can also be provided through the Somerset County Crime Stoppers information line at 1-888-577-TIPS (8477). All anonymous STOPit reports and Crime Stoppers advice will be kept confidential.

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