NJ sheriff’s officer accused of sex crimes against a minor
A Middlesex County Sheriff's Officer has been charged with several sex crimes against a minor in Pennsylvania.
Joshua Padilla of Eatontown was charged on Friday by the Northampton County, Pennsylvania District Attorney's Office with unlawful contact with a minor, displaying explicit sexual material, photographing or videotaping sexual activity with a child, dissemination of photos or videos and criminal use of a communications facility.
A criminal docket posted by New Brunswick Today shows the charges were filed on Thursday but lists no arrest date. The offensives were committed on April 1, according to the document.
A check of the NJ Office of Information Technology website confirms Padilla has been with the Sheriff's Department for 3 years.
The Middlesex County Sheriff's Department and the Northhampton County, Pennsylvania did not immediately return messages regarding the case.
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