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Atlantic City Man Indicted Again for Sexual Assault of Child

By kcora on
Atlantic County

An Atlantic City man has been indicted on multiple charges for the sexual assault of a juvenile victim, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

According to authorities, Santos Blanco, 41, was indicted Thursday after an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned 3 counts of First-Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault and 3 counts of Second Degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child against Blanco.

Officials said that in December, an Atlantic County Grand Jury returned a separate 9-count indictment against Blanco for the sexual assault of a different juvenile victim.

According to authorities, in December Blanco was indicted on four counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, four counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of third degree Endangering.

In September, Blanco was charged with two counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of third degree Endangering.

In October, Blanco was charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of another child in connection to incidents he committed against a juvenile victim during the course of several years.

The charges and indictments against Blanco come after a joint investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, detectives from the Pleasantville and Atlantic City Police Departments.

Judge Patricia Wild granted the State’s motion to detain Blanco in September. The state is represented by Acting Chief Assistant Prosecutor Danielle S. Buckley.

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.