A Morris County man was charged with sexually assaulting a teenager at a salon he supervises in Mount Olive, authorities said Thursday.
Joseph Guzman, 42, of Mount Olive, was arrested Nov. 23 and charged with second-degree sexual assault of a victim between the ages of 16 and 17, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll and court records.
Guzman was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child and four counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, court records show.
Carroll said the teenager was assaulted on Aug. 10 at the salon where Guzman is a supervisor.
Guzman was released from custody on Monday following a detention hearing, where he was ordered to submit to pre-trial monitoring and told to not have unsupervised contact with juveniles, Carroll said.
Guzman’s attorney, Anthony J. Iacullo, told NJ Advance Media on Thursday that his client is not guilty of the charges.
“Joseph is a well-respected member of the community and a successful business owner for over 20 years,” Iacullo said in a statement. “He maintains his innocence as to the allegations and looks forward to defending himself in a court of law.”
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