Prosecutor Charges 17-Year Old Male Student at Kearny High School With Criminal Sexual Contact With A Female Student

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Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said this morning that members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit have charged a 17- year-old male student on sex offense charges involving a female student at Kearny High School.

The Prosecutor says both incidents occurred inside the school during the current school year. Authorities were first notified of the offenses on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 and the Special Victims Unit immediately opened its investigation.

The 17-year-old has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact.  He was taken into custody at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City on Monday, January 31, 2022, and released to a legal guardian pending his first court appearance. Prosecutor Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the investigation.

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.