Long Branch's principal told investigators Bacca was a "very talented young teacher who had been the school's Teacher of the Year last year," according to the report.

According to the report, when investigators interviewed Bacca in 2009, he was told of the complaint and "almost immediately became emotionally upset and tearful."

"He acknowledged that he had 'a special relationship' with (the boy) and his family," the report reads.

Bacca admitted that the boy and his mother had visited in his home and his mother's home, according to the report. Bacca also admitted that the boy spent the night at his home, but denied any sexual relationship with him, according to the report.

"He became defensive and said that he had no intention of ending his relationship with the child or family," the report reads.

Bacca was told that based on DCF's request, he was being removed from the classroom and assigned to the Consolidated Warehouse. Bacca's laptop and central processing unit were seized for examination.

A forensic analyst determined the laptop contained no inappropriate material. However, the CPU indicated the child victim had viewed several pornography sites between Aug. 11-13, according to the report. The report says those searches were conducted from Bacca's classroom during a teacher pre-planning period before the school year began.

The DCF investigation continued through the first week of December 2009, and investigators determined that the boy had been on at least one out-of-town trip with Bacca, according to the report. The boy confirmed he spent time alone with Bacca, spending nights with him and sleeping in the same bed, according to the report. The child denied any sexual contact, the report says.

The DCF investigator said the boy's mother was "never completely cooperative," and she believed the mother also allowed her middle-school-aged Exceptional Student Education student to visit Bacca alone.

DCF concluded with a finding of "an indication of some harm to the child -- that the teacher's behavior indicated 'grooming,' which could have resulted in harm to the child," according to the report. DCF recommended that Bacca be assigned to a less vulnerable student population.

"Because there was no evidence of a sexual relationship, no criminal case was filed," the report reads.

After review of witness statements, a verbal warning by the victim, Bacca's statements and his email to the principal, "the statements provide substantial evidence to sustain the charge of the exercise of poor judgment and violation of School Board Policy 6.84, which prohibits fraternization with students," the report's conclusion reads.

The report says Bacca received Step II Progressive Discipline for the offense.

However, school officials said that because there were no criminal charges, Bacca was eventually allowed back in the classroom.