Jackson Board of Education Member Tara Rivera Indicted [UPDATED]

Jackson Board of Education member Tara Rivera has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of cyber harassment and invasion of privacy.

The indictment is reportedly related to an incident in which she allegedly cyberstalked and harassed a male with whom she had previously been in a relationship with.

Regarding the first charge, the indictment reads in part, “On or about March 27, 2020… [Tara Rivera] did commit the crime of Cyber-Harassment by, while making a communication in an online capacity via any electronic device or through a social networking site and with the purpose to harass… by knowingly sending material… with the intent to emotionally harm… or place… in fear of physical or emotional harm.”

The indictment’s second count alleges that Rivera invaded another’s privacy “by photographing, filming, videotaping, recording… the image of J.D… without the consent of J.D.”

In 2020, Rivera won a three-year term to the Jackson BOE.

Her bio on the Jackson BOE site says, “Mrs. Rivera is the Board of Education Vice President. She began her fifth year on the board in January 2022. She has been a resident of Jackson for more than 25 years and has two children. She earned her Master’s Degree and has a background in Education, Special Education and Psychology. She has extensive experience in advocacy and working as an integral part of a team in decision-making processes.”

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