St. Benedict’s Prep official, a Jersey City resident, charged with attempted luring


The dean of seniors for St. Benedict’s Prep in Newark, a Jersey City resident, has been charged with attempting to meet and have sex with an individual he believed was a teenager, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.

Former St. Benedict’s Prep Dean of Seniors Didier Jean-Baptiste. Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Didier Jean-Baptiste, 54, of Jersey City, is charged with one count of luring by attempt and attempted endangering the welfare of a child, Suarez said in a statement.

He was arrested without incident at his residence in Jersey City, transported to the Harrison Police Department, and released on a summons based on the recommendation of a risk assessment tool, in accordance with Criminal Justice Reform.

Jean-Baptiste is tentatively scheduled to appear in court on Monday, October 24th.

The investigation determined Jean-Baptiste arranged to meet an individual, who he believed to be a teenager, for sex in Harrison. The crimes did not involve any students.

Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.

News 12 reported last night that Jean-Baptiste was “fired for what they [St. Benedict’s] deemed inappropriate conduct.”

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