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Millburn H.S. Volleyball Coach, an Edison Resident, Charged With Sexual Contact With a Minor

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Peter Nguyen
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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An Edison resident who coaches volleyball at Millburn High School has been charged with sexual contact and endangerment.

Peter Nguyen, 50, of Edison, the head coach of the Millburn High School volleyball team, was charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the welfare of a child; one count for sexual contact with the 14-year-old female and also for giving alcohol to the minor. He is also charged with one third degree count of aggravated criminal sexual contact.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Director Robert Hubner of the Woodbridge Police Department announced the charges Tuesday against Nguyen, who is also a bookkeeper for the Millburn Board of Education. The victim was a member of the Impact Volleyball Club in Rahway.

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An investigation began after the victim’s parents went to the Woodbridge Police Department and notified authorities. The investigation involves members of the Woodbridge Police Department, the Edison Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to a release from the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, the "investigation determined that the defendant on two separate occasions took the 14-year-old to his home, supplied the minor with alcohol, and inappropriately sexually touched the victim.

"During that time, the female was a member of the Impact Volleyball Club in Rahway. Nguyen has been employed as a volleyball coach at the club for approximately three years.

"Nguyen has worked as a bookkeeper in the business department at the Millburn Board of Education for approximately five years and has also been the head volleyball coach for the Millburn High School for approximately three years."

Nguyen is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center pending a Detention Hearing scheduled for Thursday.

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