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Hackensack Man Accused of Intimately Touching Children at YMCA Pool


Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of Mr. Timothy Smith 42, Hackensack on six counts each of Sexual Assault by Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Authorities say the arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer-in-Charge, Captain Francesco Aquila.

According to a statement released by police, on Friday, February 16, 2018, the Hackensack Police Department were contacted via 911 that children at an indoor public pool in Hackensack, were touched on their intimate parts by Timothy Smith during a public swim program.

Police responded to the scene an conducted an investigation with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office according to the statement.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested Smith on yesterday -Friday- in Hackensack, then officially charged him with six counts each of Sexual Assault by Contact, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Authoritites say Smith is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing this morning -Saturday- at 9 a.m.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.