Former New Jersey elementary school teacher charged with sexually assaulting multiple students
The Monmouth County prosecutor says a former teacher at an elementary
school in Long Branch has been charged with sexually assaulting multiple
elementary school children.
Gustavo Barrientos, 53, of
Tinton Falls, was arrested last month after allegedly showing a 10-year-old
female student pornography, and sexually assaulting her on multiple occasions.
The incident happened during
his time as an elementary school teacher in the Long Branch School District. Police
did not reveal which school.
It's unknown exactly how many
other children Barrientos is accused of assaulting. Police did not reveal the children's ages
Authorities say he also
previously worked at Red Bank Charter School.
Anyone who has information
about Barrientos' actions should contact Detective Sgt. Shawn Murphy, of the
Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office Special Victim's Bureau at 800-533-7443
or Detective Todd Coleman,
of the Long Branch Police Department
Barrientos is currently being held in the Monmouth County Jail.