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'Distressing': Chess Club Teacher Sexually Assaulted North Jersey Student, Authorities Say
Matthew Swajkowski, a 36-year-old Verona resident and teacher, was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a student, prosecutors said.
Swajkowski oversaw the chess club at Verona High School and the victim was a member of the club, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II said.
Police began investigating Swajkowski in July 2003 and determined he engaged in sexual conduct with the minor and also gave them alcohol, Stephens said. Swajkowski was arrested on Friday, Sept. 22, Stephens said.
Prosecutors did not say how old the victim is, but noted "while the age…
Lyndhurst Police Lieutenant Busts Pair In MV Stop
A Lyndhurst police lieutenant out on patrol found an unlicensed driver wanted on multiple warrants and a passenger carrying Ecstasy, authorities said.
Lt. Paul Haggerty stopped their 1997 Ford Explorer – which had a cracked windshield and no front license plate -- at the corner of Ridge Road and Page Avenue, Detective Lt. Vincent Auteri said.
Officers James Colacci and Brian Kapp arrived soon after, he said.
The driver, Kevin Martinez, 25, of Newark, had outstanding warrants out of Toms River and Newark, the lieutenant said.
His passenger, Sarah Hicks, 24, was caught with Ecstasy, Auteri …
Hooked: 16 Busted, $35K Seized In Passaic Sheriff’s Countywide Prostitution Raids
Sixteen arrests were made and $35,840 in alleged profits seized by Passaic County sheriff's detectives during a two-day series of prostitution raids at massage parlors and hotels countywide, authorities said.
Key “pay-to-play” locations for illegal sex were pinpointed in Clifton, Paterson, Passaic, Wayne, and Woodland Park, Passaic County Sheriff Richard Berdnik said.
Nearly all were chosen for the quality-of-life operations following citizens’ complaints, the sheriff said.
Various units from his department supplied the detectives, Berdnik said.
These included his Bureau of Narcotics, Int…
DUI Driver Who Fatally Pinned Atlantic County Worker's Van Gets Time In State Slammer
A 36-year-old South Jersey woman has been sentenced to six years in New Jersey State Prison for a fatal crash in which she was found to be using numerous drugs, authorities said.
Bao “Joanna” Huynh, of Brigantine, was sentenced on the charge of vehicular homicide on Thursday, Sept. 21, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office. She must serve 85% of the sentence before being eligible for parole.
At 12:17 p.m. on June 26, 2021, Hector Salgado, 54, of Lindenwold was killed when a motor vehicle operated by Huynh struck his Dodge work van in Brigantine, the prosec…