PLEASANTVILLE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH UNLAWFUL SEXUAL RELATIONSHIP WITH STUDENT

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Statement From the Atlantic County Prosecutor

On behalf of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, I would like to welcome you to our webpage. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office provides professional leadership and guidance through the coordination of law enforcement resources to safeguard and protect the citizenry by detection, arrest, prosecution and conviction of criminal offenders.

We recognize that you, the public, are our greatest partner in prosecuting criminal activity and solving inactive cases. Accordingly, this site is intended to provide you with vital information concerning public safety, such as helpful links to other law enforcement agencies and our partners in crime prevention, press releases regarding the status of various criminal investigations, pictures of our community engagement, and an opportunity to interact with our office in an effort to make Atlantic County safer and healthier for its citizens, and visitors, alike.

The overwhelming amount of men and women who work in the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office also live in Atlantic County. We are your neighbors, parishioners, athletic coaches, and volunteers. As such, we have a vested interest in making our community safe for everyone. Please join me, and the members of our office, in preventing crime before it occurs and obtaining justice for victims of crime, when it does occur. As always, “if you see something, say something.”
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

Sincerely,

DAMON G. TYNER
Atlantic County Prosecutor

 

MAYS LANDING— A Pleasantville High School teacher has been charged in connection with an unlawful sexual relationship she had with a Pleasantville High School student, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On Friday, January 18, 2019, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Det. Daniel Choe arrested Pleasantville High School teacher, Jessica R. Gaeckle, 30, of Galloway Township, in …

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MAYS LANDING – Henry Lovest pleaded guilty on Tuesday to promoting prostitution and a weapons charge, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Lovest, 42, pleaded guilty to 3rd degree Promoting Prostitution  and 2nd degree Certain Person not to Possess a Firearm. Lovest faces a 7 year sentence in a New Jersey state prison and must …

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MAYS LANDING— On the beach in Ventnor City, 15 years ago today, authorities discovered the body of a newborn girl that had washed up to the shore. On January 17, 2004, the body of a baby girl washed up on the Ventnor Beach at Suffolk Avenue in Ventnor City. A passer-by dragged the yellow laundry bag …

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MAYS LANDING— It was 35 years ago today, on Thursday, January 14, 1984, that the body of 7 year-old Gary Grant Jr. was found at Atlantic City’s 100 block of North California Avenue in an abandoned lot just two blocks from Gary Grant Jr.’s home. The boy had been missing since January 12, 1984 and …

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MAYS LANDING- Last week was a big week for a few ACPO Assistant Prosecutors and we congratulate them all on their achievements!  Assistant Prosecutor Marisa G. McGarvey represents the state in the matter of the March 2017, fatal stabbing of 38-year-old Daimyen S. Mortimore. Faheem Harris, 36, was charged in the killing. Harris pleaded guilty to …

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MAYS LANDING-  January 11, is National Wear Blue Day, and ACPO staff members wore blue today to show their support for human trafficking awareness during National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. **The Blue Campaign is the unified voice for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) efforts to combat human trafficking. Working in collaboration with law …

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MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic City man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the July 2012, murder of 25 year-old Sedrick Lindo, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner. Joshua Cross was sentenced before Judge Honorable Patricia M. Wild, J.S.C. on January 11, 2019 to 40 years in New Jersey state prison and must serve 35 …

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STATEMENT FROM ATLANTIC COUNTY PROSECUTOR DAMON G. TYNER IN RESPONSE TO ALLEGATIONS, LAWSUIT “It is apparent that the plaintiffs are living in an alternative universe. The very same conduct they accuse me and the members of my administration of committing was actually carried out by them and others during their brief, ineffective period of leadership …

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MAYS LANDING – A 33 year-old Galloway Township man pleaded guilty to the bludgeoning death of his father in April 2015, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2018, James Sopuch, Jr. pleaded guilty before Judge Patricia M. Wild, J.S.C to Aggravated Manslaughter in the killing of his father, 60 year-old James …

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MAYS LANDING –An Atlantic City man has pleaded guilty in connection to the March 2017, fatal stabbing of 38-year-old Daimyen S. Mortimore, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Faheem Harris, 36, pleaded guilty to first degree Aggravated Manslaughter on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, before Judge Jeffrey Waldman. Harris will serve 12 years in New …

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