Shalom Torah teacher charged with sex assault

By Lea Kahn (
April 28, 2017

A 36-year-old East Windsor Township man who teaches at the Shalom Torah Academy in Monmouth County has been charged with one count each of endangering the welfare of a child and sexual assault, said Acting Mercer County Prosecutor Doris Galuchie and East Windsor Township Police Chief James A. Geary.

Menachem A. Chinn, 36, of East Windsor Township, was arrested April 20 at the East Windsor Township Police Department, according to Mercer County Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Casey DeBlasio. A detention hearing is pending.

The incident, which involved a 12-year-old boy, occurred at Chinn's home in 2012. He is alleged to have touched the boy inappropriately.

The East Windsor Township Police Department recently learned of the allegations involving the boy, and contacted the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office's Special Victims Unit. The two agencies conducted an investigation into the allegations.

The investigation is ongoing. Those who may have information about the incident should call Mercer County Prosecutor's Office Detective Alicia Bergondo at 609-989-6568 or East Windsor police Detective Thomas Meyer at 609-448-5678.