Shalom Torah Academy Teacher Charged with Sexual Assaulting 12-Year-Old Boy in East Windsor

Acting Mercer County Prosecutor Doris M. Galuchie and East Windsor Township Police Chief James A. Geary reported that an East Windsor man was arrested last night at the township police department.

Authorities said Menachem A. Chinn, age 36, is charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child and one count of sexual assault for an incident that occurred in his home in 2012.

Chinn is a teacher at the Shalom Torah Academy in Monmouth County.

East Windsor police were recently made aware of the allegations against Chinn and contacted the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit. A joint investigation ensued.

It is alleged that during one occasion in 2012, when the male victim was 12-years-old and at Chinn’s residence, Chinn touched the victim inappropriately.

Chinn was arrested Thursday evening and a detention hearing is pending.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the case should contact Mercer County Prosecutor’s Detective Alicia Bergondo at (609) 989-6568 or East Windsor Police Detective Thomas Meyer at (609) 448-5678.

Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.