An Atlantic City man has been arrested for committing multiple sexual offenses against a child, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
According to authorities, on Apr. 24th, members of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department arrested Santos Torres, 76, of Atlantic City, for various sexual offenses committed against a juvenile victim.
Following a long-term investigation, Torres was arrested and charged with the following:
* 2nd degree Sexual Assault
* 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child
* 4th degree Criminal Sexual Contact
* 4th degree Committing an act of Sexual Penetration by a Diseased Person
The investigation was led by Det. Daniel Choe and Sgt. Carlton Durham of ACPO’s SVU Unit. The State has moved to detain Torres, pending his detention hearing.
These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.
People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.