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Millburn Volleyball Coach Arrested on Charges of Sexual Contact with a Minor

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Peter Nguyen, 50, worked as a bookkeeper for the Millburn Board of Education and as Millburn High School's Volleyball Coach Credits: Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office
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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — Peter Nguyen, Millburn High School's head volleyball coach and a bookkeeper for the Millburn Township Board of Education, was arrested today and charged with one count of sexual contact with a 14-year old girl who was a member of the Impact Volleyball Club. Nguyen also faces two second degree counts of endangering the welfare of a child, one count for giving alcohol to the minor and one third-degree count of aggravated criminal sexual contact.

The Woodbridge Police Department opened an investigation after the victim's parents alerted the authorities. The investigation determined that on two occasions Nguyen inappropriately sexually touched the victim who he supplied with alcohol during both instances. 

Nguyen has been a bookkeeper for the Millburn Board of Education and also served as the head volleyball coach for three years, leading the lady millers to a 11-12 record in the 2017 season. 

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The Millburn Board issued the following statement on the matter. "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."

TAPinto Millburn reached out to the Millburn Athletics Department, but has not received a comment at time of publication.

Nguyen is being held at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center awaiting his next hearing scheduled for February 16.

The investigation is active and is continuing. 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.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Nguyen are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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