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Seaside Park Special Police Officer Charged in Sex Act With Teen, 15

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr

Handcuffs (Shorebeat File Photo/ banspy/ Flickr)

Authorities in Monmouth County have charged a man who was working as a special police officer in Seaside Park with engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl inside his Parkview drive residence in Hazlet.

Daniel J. Alfano, 25, a Class II Special Police Officer in Seaside Park, is charged with second degree sexual assault, and two separate counts of third degree endangering the welfare of a child. He was released after posting $100,000 bail, as set by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Joseph W. Oxley.

Alfano was arrested Wednesday following an investigation by the Hazlet Police Department that revealed he engaged in the sexual activity with the girl on May 2, 2015, said Charles Webster, spokesman for the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

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Alfano, if convicted, faces 10 years in prison on the sexual assault charge and another five years on the child endangerment charge. He also faces having to register as a sex offender under Meghan’s Law.

A photo of Alfano was not available.