MAYS LANDING — An Atlantic City man was indicted today for committing multiple sexual offenses against a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
An Atlantic County Jury returned an indictment against Santos Torres, 77, for sexually assaulting and infecting a 16 year old female with a sexually transmitted disease. Torres was charged with:
1) Second-Degree Sexual Assault
2) Third-Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child
3) Criminal Sexual Contact
4) Diseased Person Committing an act of Penetration
On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department arrested Santos Torres, 76, from Atlantic City for various sexual offenses committed against a juvenile victim.
The investigation was led by Det. Daniel Choe and Sgt. Carlton Durham of ACPO’s Special Victim’s Unit. The State is represented by Chief Assistant Prosecutor Danielle S. Buckley.
***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at https://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.