Ocean Prosecutor says 'No Criminal Intent' for Camp Counselor who Made Child Sit on Hot Blacktop That Caused Burns in Toms River

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit was notified on Tuesday, by the Toms River Police Department and the Division of Child Permanency & Protection of an allegation that a child attending Toms River Youth Services Summer Camp suffered an injury while sitting on blacktop.

Specifically, it was alleged that camp counselors instructed the child to sit on blacktop and the child suffered burns to his hands as a result. The allegation, facts and circumstances were subsequently reviewed by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special
Victim’s Unit.

Officials say At this time, this matter does not appear to be criminal in nature, as there was no criminal intent associated with the actions of the camp counselors.

"This matter has been referred back to the Division of Child Permanency & Protection’s Institutional Abuse Unit for whatever
action they deem appropriate" officials said.