School security guard arrested for alleged sex crimes involving children

The alleged crimes did not involve any students and did not occur on district property

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit has arrested Freddy Salas, a 60-year-old of Bayonne, on multiple alleged sex crimes involving two children.

On Monday, October 31, Salas was charged with first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of second-degree Sexual Assault by Contact, and two counts of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He is employed as a security guard with the Jersey City Public Schools at School 5, also known as Dr. Michael Conti School at 182 Merseles Street.

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According to the Prosecutor’s Office, the alleged crimes did not involve any students or occur on district property.

Salas 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 victims, the Prosecutor’s Office said.

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.

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