LYNDHURST — A music instructor from Kearny is accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with a juvenile while giving lessons to that student.
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office alleges that Fernando Valladares, 57, engaged in the conduct on multiple occasions during the lessons in Lyndhurst. Authorities said the child was under the age of 13.
Lyndhurst Police contacted the Prosecutor's Office last Thursday, and following an investigation, Valladares was arrested Tuesday.
He is charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault by sexual contact and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Valladares was transported to the Bergen County Jail pending an initial court appearance.
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