Glen Rock Detective Charged with Child Endangerment, Allegedly Sent Explicit Texts to Teens
According to law enforcement, the 51-year-old Glen Rock detective sent the illegal messages while he was investigating and supervising the young girls.
The suspect allegedly contacted the victims using his police department-issued cell phone. At certain points during the phone calls, the suspect reportedly convinced the girls to engage in sexually explicit dialogue with him.
Additionally, the suspect reportedly sent photos of his genitals to one of the girls. The suspect also allegedly asked one of the underage girls to send naked photos of herself.
The alleged victims are reportedly 14 years old and 17 years old, respectively.
After receiving word that the suspect may have been engaging in illegal activity, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Confidential Investigations Unit and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Computer Crimes Unit conducted a joint investigation. At the conclusion of the investigation, the suspect was placed under arrest.
The suspect, who lives in Fair Lawn NJ, has been charged with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
Since one of the counts is classified as a first degree felony, the suspect is subject to significant penalties. If he is convicted of first degree child endangerment, the suspect could be sentenced to 10-20 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “N.J. Cop Accused of Sexting Teen Girls, Sending Naked Photos.”