AAU track coach charged with sex assault, child endangerment

AAU track coach charged with sex assault, child endangerment

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AAU track coach charged with sex assault, child endangerment

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BERLIN, N.J. – A Berlin Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) track coach has been arrested and charged with child endangerment and aggravated criminal sexual contact, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office announced Thursday.

Jamal W. Balkman, 36, is being held on $250,000 bail.

According to NJ.com, a spokesman for the prosecutor’s office said the victim is a juvenile male, and authorities are investigating whether Balkman met the boy through his coaching duties.

The prosecutor’s office said its Special Victims Unit worked in conjunction with Berlin Township Police after an investigation into a sexual misconduct allegation that was reported to them Wednesday.

Information from the Courier-Post was used in this report

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