A man faced a judge after investigators said that he exposed himself and hugged a client at a facility that helps the mentally disabled.
Anthony Tamburini was arrested and charged with gross sexual imposition after he allegedly exposed himself to a 32-year-old client inside a bathroom of Consumer Support Services.
The client allegedly had the mental capacity of a 4-year-old.
Detectives said that Tamburini told police that he was sexually aroused by a conversation he had with a woman before he was found by a co-worker in the bathroom with the alleged victim.
Sgt. Scott Snow said that Tamburini said that he hugged the man to calm him down.
“He said, ‘Yeah, the incident happened, but not in a fashion which would make it a criminal act,’” Snow said.
Newark police said that Tamburini’s explanation of why he exposed himself was not reasonable and they charged him..
Tamburini was fired from the Consumer Support Services after the alleged incident.
According to a Consumer Support Services statement, employees took prompt and appropriate action and contacted Newark police.
Officials said that background checks were completed prior to Tamburini being hired at the center.
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