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Tenafly camp counselor, 16, charged with sexually abusing boys

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Authorities have signed juvenile complaints against a 16-year-old Jewish summer day camp counselor in Tenafly who they said sexually abused a trio of 6-year-old campers.

Another employee at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Neil Klatskin Day Camp alerted a supervisor, who called Tenafly police, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this afternoon.

They, in turn, alerted his Special Victims Unit.

Detectives interviewed “every child under [the teen’s] care,” three of whom “made disclosures involving inappropriate sexual touching,’ the prosecutor said.

They then took the boy into custody before releasing him to his parents pending a hearing in the Family Part of Superior Court in Hackensack for the juvenile equivalent of sexual assault and child endangerment charges.

A judge ordered that he wear an electronic monitoring bracelet until then.

The camp recently “instituted additional safeguards” to bolster “rigorous safety protocols” already in place, JCC officials said in a release.

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