Glen Rock NJ Detective Accused of Child Endangerment, Sending Sexually Explicit Texts to Teens
A police officer in Glen Rock NJ was arrested for allegedly sending sexually explicit text messages to two underage girls.
According to authorities, the 51-year-old Glen Rock detective, who serves as the supervisor of the department’s detective bureau, has sent the illicit messages to the underage victims while he was in the process of investigating them.
The suspect, who lives in Fair Lawn NJ, allegedly contacted the victims by using a department-issued cell phone. The nature of their conversations was reportedly sexual, with the suspect and the girls allegedly engaging in sexually explicit dialogue.
The suspect is also accused of sending photos of his genitals to one underage victim. Additionally, the suspect allegedly asked one of the victims to send her own naked photos.
According to officials, the two victims are 14 years old and 17 years old, respectively.
It is unclear how authorities became aware of the allegations. Once law enforcement learned of the suspect’s alleged misconduct, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Confidential Investigations Unit and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit opened an investigation.
Authorities eventually gathered enough evidence to place the suspect under arrest. The suspect was charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
One count is classified as a first degree crime. If the suspect is ultimately convicted on the first degree child endangerment charges, he faces a sentence of 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $250,000 bail.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Cop Accused of Sexting Teen Girls, Sending Naked Photos.”