An Emmy Award winning Jersey City music teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting one of his students at his private studio on River Drive South, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
David Musial, 62, of Jersey City, is charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child, Suarez said in a statement.
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.
A former professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, Musial’s career has spanned four decades and he won an Emmy Award in 1997 for composing and producing the song “Take a Stand.”
“The project was supervised by the National Center for Conflict Resolution Education, assisted by the United Sates Department of Education, manufactured by the RIAA, and promoted on MTV,” according to his website.
Suarez credited the HCPO Special Victims Unit (SVU) with the investigation and arrest. Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the HCPO SVU at 201-915-1234.