Cape May Court House Man Charged With Sexual Abuse of 5th Teen Victim
A Cape May Court House man who is facing charges of sexually abusing four teenage boys is now being charged with sexually assaulting a fifth teenage boy while working as a D.A.R.E. officer more than two decades ago in Bucks County, PA.
James Carey, 52, was previously arrested on April 7 following a lengthy investigation and a grand jury inquiry that found Carey sexually assaulted four boys between 1989 and 2009.
From the first four cases, James Carey is facing 122 counts of aggravated indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, official oppression, corruption of minors and related offenses while he was a member of the Warminster, Pa. Police Department.
Days after a news conference to announce Carey’s arrest, Bucks County detectives interviewed a fifth person who said he was victimized by Carey. He will be arraigned Tuesday, June 1 in Warminster.
According to a statement from the Bucks County District Attorney, the fifth victim said he was 13 when he was sexually assaulted by Carey. He said he was with friends at the time and smoking marijuana outside the Warminster Recreation Center when Carey stopped them because of the marijuana smell.
During a pat down search, Carey fondled the boy. Carey continued the search and found marijuana, which he confiscated. He told the boy they would discuss the matter at a later time.
The next week, Carey gave the boy a ride home in his patrol car and told him he could have had him arrested, taken out of school, and sent to the detention center for possessing marijuana, according to a criminal complaint.
Carey said the arrest could follow him his entire life, but offered to work something out instead, the complaint continues. The boy said he was terrified Carey could destroy his life.
Carey continued driving the boy home and parked in the driveway of the boy’s home. There, he performed oral sex on the boy, according to the complaint.
In announcing the arrest on April 7, District Attorney Matt Weintraub described Carey as "a veritable wolf in sheep’s clothing, walking among us."
D.A.R.E. officers typically worked within the school districts, teaching younger kids about drug abuse and how to say no to drugs. However, this investigation found several instances of Carey allowing minors to drink, smoke and do drugs around him.
After moving to Cape May Court House, Carey worked at the Driftwood Campground, where he also lived.
In 2006, Carey was the focus of a New Jersey State Police investigation for inappropriate conduct with minors at that campground. No charges were filed, according to an investigation by the Bucks County District Attorney's office.