Millburn, New Jersey (NJ.com, Feb 15,2018): The head volleyball coach at Millburn High School engaged in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl after giving the teen alcohol, authorities have charged.
Peter Nguyen, 50, of Edison, also served as a coach at the all-girls Impact Volleyball Club in Rahway, where the teen was a player, authorities said.
He also worked as a bookkeeper for the Millburn Board of Education.
Nguyen twice took the girl to his home, gave her alcohol and inappropriately touched her, the Middlesex County prosecutor’s office said in a release.
An investigation began after the victim’s parents notified authorities at the Woodbridge Police Department, authorities said.
Nguyen is charged with two second-degree counts of endangering the welfare of a child, one for the alleged sexual contact and one for allegedly giving alcohol to a minor.
He is also charged with third-degree aggravated criminal sexual contact.
Nguyen has been coaching at Impact Volleyball Club as well as Millburn High School for nearly three years.
Nguyen is being held in Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center.
A detention hearing is scheduled for Feb. 16.