A 25-year-old Jersey City man working as a security guard at a Rutherford hotel is charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy who was staying there over the weekend as part of a class trip out of upstate New York.
Jose M. Olivares was arrested at his home on Monday by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit and Rutherford police and charged with sexual assault and child endangerment.
The incident occurred “during the early morning hours” Sunday at the hotel, county Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this afternoon.
“The victim had been on a school trip from Syracuse, New York and was staying in a hotel room with two other juveniles,” Molinelli said.
Olivares “was contracted by Calvary Protection Services [South Plainfield] to act as security at the hotel specifically for the students,” and entered the boys’ room, the prosecutor said.
The teen “immediately reported the incident to a chaperone, who then contacted the Rutherford Police Department,” Molinelli said. Police then alerted SVU detectives, he said.
Olivares was being held on $100,000 bail at the Bergen County Jail.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy of BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE