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Release* †† ††††††Date: May 12, 2009†† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††
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County Prosecutorís Office
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Sergeant in Prosecutorís Office charged with harassment
Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced that a complaint was filed today charging a sergeant in the prosecutorís office with three counts of harassment.
Sgt. Mark Clements, (DOB 3/12/60) of Hopewell, was named in the complaint charging he sent anonymous text messages to three employees of the prosecutorís office on or about April 25, and April 26, 2009.
A preliminary investigation determined that the messages constituted harassment, a petty disorderly persons offense.
As a result, Clements was suspended from duty without pay pending the outcome of the case. An investigation is continuing.
The summons complaint, signed by Superior Court Judge Frederick P. DeVesa, requires Clements to appear before the judge in the Middlesex County Courthouse on June 2, 2009.
Clements began working for the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office on November 23, 1992, and was promoted to the rank of sergeant on August 6, 2007. Prior to that, he worked for the Somerset County Prosecutorís Office and started with the Old Bridge Police Department.
As is the case with all defendants, the charges against Clements are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.