Former Long Branch teacher sexually assaulted several elementary school children, prosecutor says
A former Long Branch teacher who was arrested February 14 for sexually assaulting a 10-year old student and showing her porn is now facing new charges for his period of heinous behavior.
Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni announced Saturday that 53-year old Gustavo Barrientos of Tinton Falls has now been charged with sexually assaulting multiple elementary school children.
Barrientos, is a former elementary school teacher in the Long Branch School District and in the Red Bank Charter School.
Following his arrest, the Monmouth County Prosecutors Office and Long Branch Police were looking for additional information as they continued to investigate the incident.
Barrientos has now been charged with sexually assaulting multiple other elementary school children.
He is currently being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township pending a detention hearing.
Barrientos faces up to 10-years for each of the sexual assault charges carries a 10-year sentence each.
Gramiccioni said they are still seeking additional information about Barrientos’ activities.
If you have any information, contact Detective Sergeant Shawn Murphy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Bureau at 800-533-7443 or Detective Todd Coleman of the Long Branch Police Department at 732-222-1000.
If you want to remain anonymous, you can submit a tip to the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling their confidential telephone tipline at 1-800-671-4400; by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile app (available on iOS and Android – https://www.p3tips.com/1182), by calling 800-671-4400 or by going to the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.
The case is assigned to Assistant Monmouth County Prosecutor Joseph Cummings of the Office’s Special Victims Bureau.