MILLBURN, NJ — The head coach for the Millburn High School girls volleyball team has been arrested after he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old player from a private club, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said.
Peter Nguyen, 50, of Edison, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, one count of sexual context with a minor, one count of aggravated criminal sexual contact, and one count of giving alcohol to a minor for allegedly abusing a player.
The two met at Impact Volleyball Club in Rahway, Carey said, where Nguyen was a coach and the teen played. He invited the teen to his home on two separate occasions, gave her alcohol, and “inappropriately sexually touched her,” Carey said.
Nguysen has served as the head volleyball coach for the Millburn High School for approximately three years, and as a bookkeeper in the business department for the district. He is not charged with assaulting any players from the Millburn team.
“The Millburn Township Board of Education has been made aware of criminal allegations made against one of its employees. The Board is unable to comment about that employee’s terms and conditions of employment or the specific allegations made against the employee. To the extent that the criminal allegations may impact the District, we will be fully cooperating with law enforcement authorities,” superintendent Christine Burton told Patch.
An investigation began after the girl alerted her parents, who in turn alerted Woodbridge Township Police.
The investigation remains ongoing, Carey said. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Deon Mccall of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3652, or Detective Ryan Hoppock of the Woodbridge Police Department at (732) 634-7700, or Detective Jeffrey Tierney of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400.
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