Jersey City music teacher gets 1-year probation, must register as offender, in sex crimes case


An Emmy Award winning Jersey City music teacher was sentenced to one-year probation and must register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to one count of criminal sexual contact, an official said.

Emmy Award winning Jersey City music teacher David Musial. Photo via

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

David Musial, 63, of Jersey City, pleaded guilty to one count of criminal sexual contact on Thursday, August 10th, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Caitlin Mota said following an inquiry from HCV.

He was sentenced to one year of probation, ordered no contact with the victim, and must register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law. The plea was offered following a consultation with, and the approval, of the victim and his family.

Musial was charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child back in November, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

The criminal complaint further claimed that Musial sexually assaulted an autistic student of his for four years between 2018 and 2022.

“This man is a creep, he is touching me, he has done horrible things to me,” the victim allegedly said at the time.

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.

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