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Linden Man Arrested for Committing Explicit Offenses Against Three Minors, One Adult


A Linden man has been charged after having committed several explicit acts with three separate minors and one adult victim dating back to 2018, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Linden Police Chief David Hart jointly announced on Thursday.

According to county officials, Johan A. Osorno, 35, of Linden, has been charged with explicit assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, criminal explicit contact and attempted criminal explicit contact.

In late June, the Linden Police Department received a report of the explicit assault upon one male and one female minor, which was referred to the Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Unit.  

Officials said that during the course of that investigation, the Special Victims Unit learned that there were an additional two victims. 

The first was an adult female who reported being molested as a minor between 2018 and 2020, according to Assistant Prosecutor Bryan Tiscia, who is prosecuting the case.  

An additional female victim was also uncovered who was an adult at the time that she was abused by Osorno, Tiscia added.

County officials said that Osorno was arrested without incident on June 27 and lodged in the Essex County Jail.  

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with further information about Osorno is being urged to contact Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit Detective Craig Famoso at (908) 578-1036.