Prosecutor: Jersey City school security guard accused of multiple sex crimes with 2 minors


A Jersey City school security guard has been accused of multiple sex crimes with two minors who were not students, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Jersey City Public School No. 5. Photo via Google Maps.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Freddy Salas, 60, of Bayonne, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault by contact, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, Suarez said in a statement.

Salas is employed as a security guard with the Jersey City Board of Education at Public School No. 5, also known as Dr. Michael Conti School at 182 Merseles St. The crimes did not involve any students or occur on district property.

He was arrested in the area of Merseles and Fourth Streets and is being held at the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.

Additional information about the investigation will not be released at this time to protect the identities of the victims.

Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the HCPO Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.

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