A 30-year-veteran police officer of the East Orange New Jersey Police Department has been arrested and charged with the sexual abuse of two children.
As a long-time member of the East Orange Police Department, Edward Giles served as the youth football director and coach in the East Orange P.A.L. (Police Athletic League). Now he’s being charged with more than a dozen crimes.
Prosecutor Lyndsay Routolo gave a statement regarding Gile’s alleged actions and said there may be more victims.
“This defendant took advantage of his position of trust in the community as a means to victimize children…We believe that there are likely additional victims yet to be identified, and we are urging anyone with information to come forward and help bring him to justice.
The alleged crimes took place between 1998 and 2003 when the two boys were just 11 and 13 years old. The alleged sexual assaults took place at the officer’s home on West Fourth Avenue in Roselle.
It is not clear whether Giles abused members of his athletic teams or if the victims were children he was raising as a foster parent. He had been a foster parent for many years and the child currently living with him was taken into protective custody by the Department of Children and Families.
A reward of $10,000 is being offered for information leading to more indictments in the case. Giles is set to go before the judge on Thursday to determine if he will be allowed to bail out or be held without bond.
According to NBC New York, reports can also be made by contacting Crime Stoppers.
The Union County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to any additional indictments. Tips can be given anonymously by phone at 908-654-TIPS (8477).
Anyone with knowledge of this allegedly perverted cop’s behavior with kids should contact the organization immediately.