Police recently arrested a Franklin Lakes NJ man who is accused of sexually assaulting three young people.
The 31-year-old suspect works as a behavior analyst. He allegedly committed the sex crimes against three of his patients.
The suspect allegedly engaged in illegal sexual contact with the three young patients. At this time, authorities have not revealed the ages of the alleged victims.
After receiving a complaint about the suspect, several law enforcement agencies worked together on the investigation. The agencies involved in the investigation included the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, and NJ State Police.
Franklin Lakes police officers eventually placed the suspect under arrest at his home in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
The suspect faces a number of sexual offense charges, including three counts of sexual assault and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
The suspect has also been charged with 38 counts of health care claims fraud because he allegedly submitted false claims to insurance companies over a period of three years. The claims reportedly sought reimbursement for treatment that the suspect never actually provided to his patients.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious charges of second degree sexual assault, he could be sentenced to 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to Keogh-Dwyer Correctional Facility. He was being held at the jail on a $400,000 bail amount.
The investigation into the suspect remains ongoing. Anyone who has information about the suspect or his alleged sex crimes should contact Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office detectives at 973-383-1570.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Behavior Analyst Accused of Sexually Assaulting Kids, Health Care Fraud.”