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Endangering the Welfare of a Child


MAYS LANDING- Miguel Vargas, 48, was convicted yesterday of 3 counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of Obstructing the Administration of Law following a 2 week-long trial, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on related Sexual Assault counts. Vargas was arrested …

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic County Grand Jury handed up an indictment on Tuesday against an Atlantic City man for the assault of an infant on May 6, 2019, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Stephon Whitfield, 28, is indicted on the following charges: One count of third degree Aggravated Assault One count of …

MAYS LANDING – Mark J. McGurk is facing child pornography charges after an investigation that began in January, resulted in the discovery of more than 1,000 images, depicting sexual exploitation or abuse of a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. McGurk, 25, was arrested Friday at his residence in Ventnor City without incident …

MAYS LANDING– An Atlantic City man has pleaded guilty to multiple charges for the sexual assault of juvenile male victims, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On Friday, March 8, 2019, Santos Blanco, 43, pleaded guilty to 2 counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault for the sexual assault of two male juveniles. In exchange for …

MAYS LANDING- An Egg Harbor Township High School teacher’s aide and swimming coach was arrested and charged in connection with an investigation into the Distribution of Child Abuse and Sexual Exploitation Images through the multimedia messaging service Snapchat, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On February 14, 2019, following an investigation lasting several months, …

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 …

MAYS LANDING- Joshua Cross was convicted Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, by an Atlantic County jury for the murder of a 25 year-old Atlantic City man, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. The case was tried before the Honorable Patricia M. Wild, J.S.C. and on Monday afternoon, a jury found Cross, 31, guilty of the …

MAYS LANDING- Adan Otero was sentenced Friday for multiple charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of Children, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Adan Otero was sentenced to 17 years in New Jersey State Prison, subject to the No Early Release Act. Following an evaluation at Avenel he was determined to …

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: …

MAYS LANDING- An Atlantic County Grand Jury handed up an indictment Wednesday against a Pleasantville man for the sexual assault of a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Pablo Cortez Trujillo, 25, was indicted on charges of second degree Sexual Assault of a Victim, 13 to 15 Years of Age  and Endangering the …