Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Roman McKeon of the Perth Amboy Police Department announce that a former security guard for the McGinnis Middle School in Perth Amboy was arrested yesterday on charges of sexual assault and endangerment of minors.
According to officials, Elios Arias-Aguilar, 25, of Perth Amboy, was charged with one count of aggravated sexual assault in the first degree, one count of sexual assault in the second degree, one count of aggravated criminal sexual contact in the third degree, one count of criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree.
The investigation has determined that the defendant, who was a school security guard, engaged in sexual intercourse at his home in Perth Amboy, with a minor who was known to him.
The investigation further revealed that the defendant sent nude photographs through social media to two minors, who were known to him.
Officials say Aguilar was employed at the McGinnis Middle School as a security guard for approximately two years.
The defendant is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending a Detention Hearing.
The investigation is active and is continuing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rosado at (732) 324-3872, or Detective Tighe at (732) 745-3287.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Aguilar are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.