MORRISTOWN, NJ - Thomas Thomasevich age 70, of Oakland, has been charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, announced Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Kinnelon Borough Police Chief John Schwartz.

According to authorities, Thomasevich is alleged to have committed acts of sexual contact on two minor female students while he was working as a driver for a school bus company. Such acts were committed in the presence of several other minor students, they said.

The defendant Thomasevich has been charged with two counts of Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(b), a crime of the second degree; two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(1), a crime of the third degree; and six counts of Cruelty & Neglect of Children in violation of N.J.S.A. 9:6-3, a crime of the fourth degree.

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He is currently lodged at the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is encouraged to call the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200 or the Kinnelon Borough Police Department at 973-835-5400.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent until he or she is proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


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