Photo Courtesy of Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Thursday, November 3, 2022, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested a 62-year-old Jersey City music teacher on charges he sexually assaulted a male student.
David Musial, of Jersey City, is charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a(2)(b), a crime of the first degree, Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c(2), a crime of the second degree, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14- 3a, a crime of the third degree, Criminal Sexual Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3b, a crime of the fourth degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(1), a crime of the third degree. He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance. The State has filed a detention motion, which is tentatively scheduled to be heard on Thursday, November 10, 2022.
The crimes occurred over the span of four years from 2018 and 2022 when the victim was between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. The assaults occurred in Musial’s music studio on River Drive South in Jersey City.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the investigation and arrest. 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).