Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, and Raritan Township Police Chief Glenn Tabasko announced that a joint investigation by the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Raritan Township Police Department resulted in the arrest of John “Jack” B. Walsh Jr., age 47, of Raritan Township, New Jersey.
According to Prosecutor Kearns, “The investigation revealed that the defendant engaged in sexually explicit communications with a child under the age of 16. Mr. Walsh was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a 3rd degree crime.”
Prosecutor Kearns added, “Social media, whether on a computer or a smart phone, is a common activity for teenagers. As parents, we need to be vigilant and monitor our children’s online use. We also need to have an open dialogue with our children about the potential dangers.”
Bail for the defendant was set at $50,000 by the Honorable Angela Borkowski, J.S.C. The defendant was remanded to the Hunterdon County Jail. This investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information is requested to contact the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit at 908-788-1129.
The filing of a criminal complaint is merely a step in the criminal justice process. The defendant is presumed innocent until the matter is resolved in a court of law.