Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief John Zebrowski of the Sayreville Police Department said today that a Brooklyn teacher has been arrested on charges of sexual assault and the endangerment of a child less than 13 years of age.
Officials say Mr. Gilbert D. Rimple, 63, of Sayreville, was arrested on June 30, 2019, and charged with one count of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, one count of sexual assault in the second degree, and one count of endangering the welfare of a minor in the second degree for engaging in sexual conduct that would impair or debauch the morals of the child.
Officials say Rimple was charged during an investigation by Detective Chris Engelbrecht of the Sayreville Police Department and Detective Christopher Pennisi of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.
Sayreville Police began their investigation after being alerted to the sexual assault of the minor.
The investigation determined that the defendant engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with the victim who was less than 13 years of age when the crimes occurred.
Rimple is currently employed as a second-grade teacher at P.S. 92 in Brooklyn, New York.
The defendant is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center in North Brunswick pending a Detention Hearing scheduled for tomorrow in New Brunswick Superior Court.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Engelbrecht at (732) 727-4444 or Detective Pennisi at (732) 745-4499.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Rimple are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.