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Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: April 9, 2014
†††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††† *News Release*†††††††††††††††† Date: April 9, 2014
Basketball coach charged with sexually assaulting teenager
County Acting Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey announced today that the Dunellen
recreation director and former
Tarver, 43, of
being held at the
was arrested and charged after Investigator Karleen Duca and Investigator Frank
DiNinno, both of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office, determined that the
defendant sexually assaulted the male in
During that time, the male was a member of the Monmouth Power Sports Club, a travelling basketball team affiliated with the AAU. Tarver has been the coach and executive director of the team since 1995.
†††††††† The investigation began after the teenager reported the sexual assaults.
Members of the Jackson Township Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutorís Office assisted with the investigation.
Tarver has been employed
as the Dunellen recreation director since 2004. He also worked as the
recreation director in
In addition, he was employed
as a basketball coach at
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigator Duca at (732) 745-4452, or Investigator DiNinno at (732) 745-4194.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Tarver are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.