The Jewish Community Center in Cherry Hill. A counselor at a camp run by the JCC has been accused child sex abuse.
Counselor At Camp Run By Cherry Hill JCC Accused of Child Sex Abuse
An unnamed counselor at a South Jersey Jewish Community Center summer camp is currently under investigation for allegations of child sex abuse. On Monday, August 14, officials from the Jewish Federation of Southern New Jersey sent a letter to parents telling them about allegations made against a male assistance counselor at the Cherry Hill JCC.
In the letter, officials wrote that a child at the camp was injured two weeks ago following an interaction with a counselor. That counselor was transferred to the kitchen and state agency officials found that the incident was accidental.
One week later, a parent accused the same counselor of inappropriately touching a child at the summer camp. The counselor was suspended. On Friday, more parents came forward with child sexual assault allegations against the counselor.
No arrests have been made yet, but police are investigating the allegations. The counselor has been fired and their identity has not been revealed. JCC officials say that they are working with investigators.