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School Security Guard Charged With Sex Crimes Involving Minors

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Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On Monday, October 31, 2022, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Freddy Salas, 60, of Bayonne, on multiple sex crimes involving two children.

Salas is charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a(1), a crime of the first degree, two counts of Sexual Assault by Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b, crimes of the second degree, and two count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A 2C:24-4a(1), crimes of the second degree.

Salas is employed as a security guard with the Jersey City Public Schools at School 5. The crimes did not involve any students or occur on district property. He was arrested in the area of Merseles and Fourth Streets and is being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance. Additional information about the investigation will not be released at this time to protect the victims.

Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234. The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).

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