CLIFTON — A city police officer has been indicted on multiple counts of sexual offenses against a child, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office announced on Friday.

Clifton resident Frank Castro-Ramirez, 40, was indicted on two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, two counts of second-degree sexual assault, two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and two counts of third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact, the prosecutor's office said.

Beyond prison time, Castro-Ramirez is subject to parole supervision for life and Megan's Law registration requirements.

According to the prosecutor's office, the alleged sexual offenses took place at a residence in Clifton.

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NJ teachers and educators caught in sex crime busts

Over the past few years, state lawmakers have taken on the challenge of dealing with accused child predators among the ranks of teachers and educators.

In 2018, the so-called “pass the trash” law went into effect, requiring stricter New Jersey school background checks related to child abuse and sexual misconduct.

The follow individuals were arrested over the past several years. Some have been convicted and sentenced to prison, while others have accepted plea deals for probation.

Others cases are still pending, including some court delays amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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