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Mount Olive hair salon supervisor accused of sexually assaulting 16-year-old worker

MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A 42-year-old supervisor at a salon has been arrested and charged with the sexually assaulting a 16-year-old worker, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.

Joseph Guzman, 42, of Mount Olive Township was arrested on Nov. 23 and charged with second-degree sexual assault of a victim who was at least 16-years-old but less than 18-years-old, where the defendant had supervisory power over the victim, third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and four counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

It is alleged that on August 10, Guzman allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old female victim at Joseph Vincent’s Salon in Mount Olive Township. He was the victim’s employer and supervisor at the salon, Carroll said.

Following a detention hearing on November 28,  Guzman was released from custody under pre-trial monitoring, including no unsupervised contact with minors, Carroll said.

“Joseph is a well respected member of the community and a successful business owner for over 20 years. He maintains his innocence as to the allegations and looks forward to defending himself in a court of law,” Anthony J. Iacullo, who is Guzman’s attorney, told RNJ.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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