Former Toms River North Teacher and Hillborough Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of a Minor
A former Toms River High School North school teacher and a Hillsborough man have been arrested and charged with the sexual assault of a minor. Raymond Waters and Allen Harbatuck were taken into custody Wednesday for alleged sex acts with one of Water's students that began in 2002 and continued years after.
In a press release from the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, the arrest and charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child counts were based on a 10-month criminal investigation conducted by the Toms River Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutors Office Special Victims Unit. Bail for both Waters and Harbatuck has been set at $75,000, no 10% and ordered a "Nicole's Law" restraining order.
The press release goes on to say "The defendant, Raymond F. Waters is a retired teacher from Toms River High School North. According to the victim, Mr. Waters was the victim's art teacher during the student's freshman year in high school. The victim reported that in 2002 Mr. Waters began the sexual abuse, that allegedly continued for years."
"The victim stated that in the summer of 2003, the defendant Raymond F. Waters introduced the victim to Allan Harbatuck. According to the victim, following this meeting, Harbatuk also began to sexually abuse the victim. These incidents of sexual abuse occurred in both Toms River and Hillsborough Township."
"In 2003, the victim worked at the Joseph A. Citta Scout Reservation in Barnegat during the summer. During that time, Waters was a Boy Scout leader with Boy Scouts of America. According to the victim, acts of sexual abuse also occurred at the Joseph A. Citta Reservation. These act were allegedly committed by both Waters and Harbatuck."
Harbatuck was remanded to the Somerset County Jail and Waters was remanded to the Ocean County Jail. Both defendants are listed at the same address in Hillsborough, NJ.
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