Glen Rock Cop Allegedly Sexted Teens, Illegally Sold Firearms
A Glen Rock NJ police sergeant who already faced charges for allegedly sending inappropriate sexual messages to teenagers has now been accused of illegally selling guns.
According to Bergen County prosecutors, the 51-year-old suspect committed the crimes while working as head of the Glen Rock Police Department’s detective bureau.
The suspect allegedly used a police department-issued cell phone to send sexually explicit messages to two teenage girls. According to officials, the suspect was investigating the victims in separate cases.
The suspect, who has worked with the police department for 27 years, was suspended without pay after the allegations were made.
The suspect was later arrested and charged with five counts of child endangerment.
After the suspect was charged in the sex crime case, he secured his release by posting $250,000 bail. He was subsequently placed under house arrest.
Sometime later, the suspect allegedly sold handguns and rifles that had been surrendered to the Glen Rock Police Department. The suspect reportedly conducted the illegal transactions at two gun stores.
The suspect, who lives in Hackensack NJ, has now been charged with theft for reportedly failing to make required disposition of property received.
For further information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Cop Accused of Sexting Teens Arrested on New Charges, Prosecutor Says.”