TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: FEBRUARY 10, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of JONATHAN JASINSKI (DOB: 03/13/1990; single; and unemployed) of 264 New Street, Lyndhurst, New Jersey on charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, to wit: Sexual Conduct and Possession of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Cyber Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief of Detectives Robert ANZILOTTI.
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the home of JONATHAN JASINSKI during the course of an investigation related to sexual conduct with juveniles under his control while employed by Lyndhurst High School as a full-time substitute teacher, in-school Suspension Officer, and assistant coach of the hockey and baseball teams. The investigation revealed that JASINSKI utilized the Internet and social media applications to communicate with several juvenile females. He also exchanged sexually explicit videos and photographs with these juveniles. JASINSKI resigned from his positions with Lyndhurst High School prior to his arrest.
As a result, Jonathan JASINSKI was arrested on February 8, 2017, and charged with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, to wit: Sexual Conduct. N.J.S.A 2C:24-4A(1), a second degree crime; and Possession of Child Pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4B(5)(B), a third degree crime. JASINSKI was remanded to the Bergen County Jail, pending his appearance in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Friday, February 10, 2017. He was released by order of Judge Roy McGeady P.J.M.C., after his appearance with the following conditions: no further crimes/criminal activity, no unsupervised contact with anyone under 18 years of age, Internet restrictions (no social media or direct messaging of any type), no contact with the victims, and he must surrender his passport.
Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations, and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Grewal would like to thank the municipal police agencies that comprise the Cyber Crimes Task Force, and specifically the Bogota Police Department that was instrumental in this investigation.