Sports

Second Boy Accuses Former Recreation Director of Trading Drugs for Nude Photos

70e7172a00e1f36c9e52_mpsc-facebook.jpg
Chris Tarver posted this photo of himself, left in an Adidas shirt, and a Monmouth Power Sports Club basketball team on his Facebook account in 2012. Credits: Twitter
70e7172a00e1f36c9e52_mpsc-facebook.jpg

NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Christopher Tarvers, 43, of Jackson Township was arrested for a second time today for “improperly touching” a member of his traveling youth basketball team, according to Middlesex County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey. 

The prosecutor’s press release indicates that the new charges are for a second boy, now an adult, who played on the Monmouth Power Sports Club, an AAU basketball team Tarvers ran from 1995 until recently.

Tarvers, who previously served as the director of North Plainfield’s Parks and Recreation Commission from 2008 until February 2013, was arrested on similar charges related to a different boy on April 8.

Sign Up for E-News

Today, Tarvers was charged with providing marijuana and alcohol to the boy in exchange for nude text photos and providing marijuana and alcohol on a number of occasions between July 2005 and 2008. The charges in April were for endangering the welfare of a child and criminal sexual contact between 2010 and 2012. 

Both alleged victims, according to the prosecutor’s office release, were players on the AAU team.

If true, it means Tarvers was engaging in sexual assault on a minor during the entire time he was employed in North Plainfield.

At the same time he Middlesex County Prosecutor Office spokesman Jim O’Neill confirmed that this is a second individual accusing Tarvers, but that he was not able to comment on whether his office's investigation includes North Plainfield and Somerset County.

North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti said in April that his department is not aware of any allegations or incidents in North Plainfield.

Tarvers was free on bail from the initial charges when he was arrested today in his home by Jackson Township Police Officers and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.  He is currently being held in the Middlesex County jail in North Brunswick.  Bail for the new charges was set at $75,000.

was employed in North Plainfield, Tarver was also the recreation director in Dunellen since 2004 and was the basketball coach for Middlesex County College until March 2014.

The Middlesex Prosecutor’s office is continuing its investigation, and asks anyone with information about this or related crimes to call Investigator Karleen Duca at (732) 745-4452, or Investigator Frank DiNinno at (732) 745-4194 to provide information.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

North Plainfield/Green Brook/Watchung

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Offering July Adoption Promotion for Cats/Kittens

July 10, 2018

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is urgently looking for homes for its cats and kittens.

According to a release from the shelter, the population surges throughout the summer during kitten breeding season, and so the shelter is launching a special promotion to help increase cat and kitten adoptions. During the month of July, all cats and kittens that over ...

Do You Recognize These Dogs?

PLAINFIELD, NJ - Two dogs were found in Plainfield near the fire station on Central Avenue on Saturday. 

The dogs are currently with a family in South Plainfield.  If you recognize the dogs, please email TAPinto Plainfield at jpopper@tapinto.net.

3rd Annual Meadowlands BBQ Battle a Smokin’ Success

July 18, 2018

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Seven competitors battled it out at Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment's 3rd Annual BBQ Battle on Saturday, July 14, all vying for $2,000 in prizes and most importantly, bragging rights. 

The BBQ categories of best Ribs, Brisket, Chicken, and Pulled Pork, came with a $500 prize to the winner of each category. A panel of five judges conducted a blind ...

3-Day ‘AddamsFest’ set to Celebrate Charles Addams and His Creations This Fall

WESTFIELD, NJ — It’s creepy. It’s kooky. And it’s taking over Westfield from Oct 26 to 28. AddamsFest, a town-wide celebration honoring Westfield native Charles Addams and his most famous creations, The Addams Family, will be a destination event this fall with family-friendly activities, lectures, exhibits and film screenings, the town announced Thursday.

Watch the ...

Make the Call, Save a Life

July 10, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - There is much focus on preventative opioid abuse education. Rightfully so. However, the goal in addressing the opioid epidemic is saving lives. Even if that means just saving one life. While people are becoming increasingly aware of resources relating to rehabilitative services, support groups for friends and family of addicts, and training parents for signs of opioid and ...

Get Ready Warren: Fireworks, Food and Family Fun At Mt. Carmel Feast

July 13, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, N.J. – It’s time again for the annual Mt. Carmel Feast, a four-day festival full of food, music, games, rides, fireworks, and other family fun, located at Mt. Carmel Field in Berkeley Heights.

The fairgrounds will be open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 13 through Monday, July 16. Those four nights will include concerts, games, and ...

Somerset Regional Animal Shelter Offering July Adoption Promotion for Cats/Kittens

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Regional Animal Shelter, in Bridgewater, is urgently looking for homes for its cats and kittens.

According to a release from the shelter, the population surges throughout the summer during kitten breeding season, and so the shelter is launching a special promotion to help increase cat and kitten adoptions. During the month of July, all cats and kittens that over ...

To Our Current and Future Representatives

July 17, 2018

To Our Current and Future Representatives - Wherever They May Be:

We can never forget we are a nation of immigrants. 

We cannot fall prey to fear, ignorance and anger when we  have been historically driven by freedom and justice. 

We must have the courage and will to fight hate, bigotry and prejudice. 

We must not wake up to what we hoped was a bad dream and ...

Obituaries

South Plainfield, NJ – Margaret (Pascazio) Butfiloski, 99, passed away peacefully on June 2, ...
Read more

Upcoming Events

Mon, July 30, 11:00 AM

Watchung Library, Watchung

Touch the Music

Arts & Entertainment

Carousel_image_a2c4ddef7ed6c72e648e_17crowd1

Thu, August 2, 4:00 PM

Milt Campbell Fields, Plainfield

Music in the Park @ Milt Campbell Field - Free ...

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Thu, August 2, 6:00 PM

North Plainfield Memorial Library, North Plainfield

Microwaves & Mini Fridges

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

Wed, October 3, 7:00 PM

SCLSNJ's Warren Township Library branch, Warren

A History of the Old Presbyterian Graveyard in ...

Government Other

Viewing and Funeral Mass Set for 1-Year-Old Boy Killed in July 7 Crash, Fundraiser Established

July 16, 2018

RARITAN, NJ - A viewing for the 1-year-old Raritan boy killed on Anderson Street July 7 will be held this week at St. Ann Church in Raritan, according to an obituary released by the Bongiovi Funeral Home.

Matias Ortega-Rosales was killed on the evening of his first birthday when a vehicle hit two cars and then his family as he was being pushed in a stroller by his mother, Domitila Rosales.

Warren Native and Watchung Hills Grad Joins 26 Nations in Rim of the Pacific, RIMPAC 2018 Maritime Warfare Exercise

PEARL HARBOR, HI -  A 2012 Watchung Hills Regional High School graduate and Warren, New Jersey, native is serving in the U.S. Navy as part of the world’s largest international maritime warfare exercise, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). 

Petty Officer 3rd Class Stephen Vesper is an aviation maintenance administrationman attached to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 113, ...