An officer who worked for the Essex County, New Jersey Sheriff's Office is facing severe damage to reputation after a flurry of criminal charges resulted in a recent indictment. The 48-year-old allegedly engaged in sexual abuse of two underage girls, who were between the ages of 8 and 15 when the alleged incidents occurred. As a result of these allegations, the man must contend with charges of sexual assault and criminal sexual assault. In addition, he also faces accusations of lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child.
The purported misconduct took place several years ago, between 2002 and 2010. The two female children involved in this case had been friends of the officer's family, and visited the man's home in Wayne. Last July, the girls reported their suspicions to police, who in turn notified the local Special Victims Unit of the concerns. In October of 2012, New Jersey authorities arrested the officer.