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Police arrest Rutgers youth counselor on sexual assault, child endangerment charges

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A Rutgers youth counselor has been arrested for “improperly touching a boy under the age of 16,” Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey announced Friday.

Irving Acevedo, 42, of Old Bridge, is a mental health specialist and was charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child Thursday, Carey said.

Charges arose during an investigation conducted by Detective Addie Spinola of the Old Bridge Police Department and Detective Donald Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, he said.

“The victim was not one of the children who received counseling from Acevedo,” Carey said.

Acevedo is in custody, waiting for bail to be set, he said. 

The investigation remains active and ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Spinola at (732) 721-5600, extension 3181, or Detective Heck at (732) 745-3600, Carey said.

The University could not be immediately reached for comment.

Nikita Biryukov

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