Glen Rock NJ Police Officer Accused of Child Endangerment, Theft of Firearms
A police sergeant in Glen Rock NJ who was already facing sex crime charges has now been accused of illegally selling guns that were surrendered to his police department.
According to authorities, the 51-year-old suspect committed the sex crimes and theft offenses while he served as head of the Glen Rock Police Department’s detective bureau.
The suspect reportedly used a cell phone issued by Glen Rock police to send several inappropriate sexual messages to two teen girls he was investigating at the time.
The suspect has been a police officer in Glen Rock for 27 years. After the sex offense allegations were made, he was suspended without pay.
The suspect was later placed under arrest and charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Sometime after he was charged with the very serious sex crimes, the suspect managed to secure his release from custody by posting $250,000 bail and agreeing to submit to house arrest.
Now police have learned that the suspect allegedly sold handguns and rifles that had previously been surrendered to Glen Rock NJ police. The suspect allegedly made the illegal sales at two gun shops in New Jersey.
The suspect, a resident of Hackensack, faces new charges for theft as a result of failing to make required disposition of property received.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Cop Accused of Sexting Teens Arrested on New Charges, Prosecutor Says.”