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Prosecutor: Jersey Shore Teacher Sexually Assaulted Multiple Elementary School Children

Gustavo Barrientos
Gustavo Barrientos Photo Credit: Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office

A 53-year-old Jersey Shore teacher accused earlier this month of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old student is facing accusations from more elementary school students, authorities said.

Gustavo Barrientos -- formerly an elementary school teacher in the Long Branch School District and the Red Bank Charter School -- on Feb. 14 was charged on accusations he showed pornography to a 10-year-old student then sexually assaulted her, Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office said.

A continued investigation found Barrientos, of Tinton Falls, sexually assaulted multiple other school children, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said Feb. 27.

Barrientos, of Tinton Falls, was listed as a fourth grade teacher at the George L. Catrambone Elementary School during the 2016-17 academic year.

The incidents reportedly occurred while Barrientos was a teacher.

Barrientos, 53, was being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township pending a detention hearing.  

Anyone with any information is urged to contact Detective Sergeant Shawn Murphy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Bureau at 800-533-7443.or Detective Todd Coleman of the Long Branch Police Department at 732-222-1000.

Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can submit a tip to the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tipline at 1-800-671-4400; by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available on iOS and Android – https://www.p3tips.com/1182), by calling 800-671-4400 or by going to the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.

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