NJ State Police: Hammonton Cheer Coach Charged For Sexual Assault of Minors
Officials with the New Jersey State Police say a man from Hammonton has been charged with sexual assault for allegedly assaulting minors who he coached.
According to troopers, 25-year-old Jonathan P. Ryker was a coach at Rockstar Cheer in Southampton.
In August 2022, detectives from Troop “C” Criminal Investigation Office, Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Medford Township Police Department began investigating explicit content that was sent from Jonathan P. Ryker to a minor via social media. During the 8-month investigation, detectives were able to identify another victim of Ryker who was also a student at Rockstar Cheer.
Ryker was additionally charged with endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated criminal sexual contact.
Ryker was lodged in the Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing.
Officials say if you or anyone you know may have been a victim, you are asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Red Lion Station at (609) 859-2282. Anonymous tips are welcomed.
The public is reminded that charges are accusations and all persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.