Bergen County NJ Wrestling Coach Charged with Sexual Abuse in New York
A New York man who served as a Bergen County NJ wrestling coach has been charged with sexual abuse after allegedly luring a teenager over the Internet.
According to authorities, the suspect, an 18-year-old male who resides in Clarkstown, NY, went on Snapchat and other social media accounts and convinced a minor to meet with him for sex.
The suspect was a volunteer coach at wrestling tournaments in Bergen County, New Jersey. He reportedly traveled throughout New Jersey and New York to visit wrestling clinics and provide assistance to young wrestlers.
The illicit sexual acts reportedly started in December 2015. Law enforcement became aware of the sexual offense allegations in February 2016 after the victim’s parents contacted local police.
The suspect was eventually placed under arrest by Clarkstown NY police. He was subsequently charged with multiple sex crimes, including felony sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and child endangerment. The suspect will face the sex offense charges in New York.
At this time, authorities believe that there may be other victims in the case. Anyone who has information about the suspect or any sex crimes that he may have committed should get in touch with the Clarkstown Juvenile Aid Bureau at 845-639-5835.
For more information about this case, view the Patch.com article, “Bergen Wrestling Coach Accused of Sexually Abusing Teen: Police.”