Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Man Allegedly Assaulted Six Kids at YMCA Pool, Officials Say

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Man Allegedly Assaulted Six Kids at YMCA Pool, Officials Say

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HACKENSACK — A Hackensack man allegedly sexually assaulted six children, all 9 years old or younger, at the pool of the YMCA on Main Street.

Timothy Smith, 42, was arrested and charged with six counts of child endangerment and six counts of sexual assault, which are both second degree crimes, according to police. Smith, a resident of the YMCA, was arrested after a lifeguard at the pool reported him touching the children inappropriately, police said.

"The kids were there for a swimming program they offer," Capt. Peter Busciglio said. "This guy was in the pool and he started touching some of the victims."

The lifeguard reported the alleged touching to police last Friday. One by one the six victims, who range in age from 6 to 9 years old, were brought in for interviews. …

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