Netcong school crossing guard accused...

Netcong school crossing guard accused of...

There are 101 comments on the New Jersey Online story from Aug 18, 2009, titled Netcong school crossing guard accused of.... In it, New Jersey Online reports that:

A former Netcong school crossing guard, who is accused of sexually assaulting a girl more than a decade ago and exposing himself to four other children, was offered a plea deal today that would send him to prison for more than 18 years, authorities said in court.

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Since: Apr 10

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#81 Jun 27, 2010
Saying that the parents share the responsibility because you can't trust anyone is ridiculous. We live in a society that depends on trusting children with people. When children go to school they are trusted with a teacher. Johnny Esposito was trusted with every child who he helped cross the street. He then abused that trust and molested the children to safisfy his own sick desires. That is the epitomy of child abuse. First, gain trust, then abuse. Johnny is a monster, not the children's parents. He deserves to die in prison.
sentencing

Newton, NJ

#82 Jun 27, 2010
sentencing, as of now, is set for 8/27, but as we are all quite aware, the judicial system seems to push things off for up to several months.
wrong

United States

#83 Jun 29, 2010
it is sick i saw john sunday night riding around. that is what is sick. the legal system is a joke.

why is he still listed as a fireman on number 2s webpage? because any loser can join there i guess.

takes his name off already.

isn't you embarassed.
Stanhope Parent

Parlin, NJ

#84 Jul 1, 2010
concerned wrote:
<quoted text>
It is a sad world you live in that you cannot trust anyone, I understand from your comments that you will be keeping your children locked up 24/7, and unless you know the families of the victims DO NOT try to understand the set of circumstances that were put in place.
How ridiculous that you twist my words, as most on here do. No, I do not keep my children locked up 24/7. Who said I didn't know the families of the victims? I DO, so I do understand the set of circumstances that were put in place. And if you trust your child with a man who always wants to be with children and gives them gifts, if you don't see something wrong with that picture, then I feel sorry for you.
yup

Parlin, NJ

#85 Jul 1, 2010
Stanhope Parent wrote:
<quoted text>
How ridiculous that you twist my words, as most on here do. No, I do not keep my children locked up 24/7. Who said I didn't know the families of the victims? I DO, so I do understand the set of circumstances that were put in place. And if you trust your child with a man who always wants to be with children and gives them gifts, if you don't see something wrong with that picture, then I feel sorry for you.
As a parent you have whats called maternal instinct as a human being you have whats called gut feelings...everyone is born with that sense. As a parent if you do not observe the interactions of others with your children and listen to your gut and pay attention to your maternal instincts than either you simply lack a serious "barometer" within to protect your loved ones from danger or you choose to conveniently overlook whats going on right under your nose because of your own selfishness and ignorance. ANY MAN who prefers to be with children and goes out of his way to buy gifts for them is a huge red flag and is performing and perfecting the act of whats called "grooming" of those children. This guy was watched very very closely every year during the St. Cesario feast set up because he would show up "wanting" to help but then ended up gravitating towards the children that were down at the park and aggressively seek them out and convince them to "sit" with him and play games and talk and give away secret gifts he had in his pockets!! Surprise suprise!! Who comes prepared with gifts in his pockets anyway..o "just in case i run into a child" mentality. He pre meditated his run ins with kids and knew where to hunt them down and knew when and where they would be hanging out. ALL the men who showed up to set up the park ALL KNEW to keep an eye on him so there is your parental instincts and your gut feelings. Some people lack it and inadvertently put there kids right into the hands of danger.

Since: Apr 10

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#86 Jul 1, 2010
It is very clear that Johnny is a sexual predator that preyed on children. He is a monster and it is simply unfair to try to blame anyone else. I know that the Esposito family wants to pretend that it is everyone else's fault, but that is just not the case. Johnny is a child molestor and he deserves to die in prison.
PepperoniiiObses sed

New Brunswick, NJ

#87 Jul 1, 2010
Sorry pepporoni but you are obsessed with John Esposito. Just stop commenting the same thing over and over again... Okay we got it you want him to die in jail, you don't need to post it over 100 times....get a life!
Count Down

Matawan, NJ

#88 Jul 2, 2010
Maybe there will be some Peace when he is finally in jail!! My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families!! God Bless you all!!
john4pepperoni

Annapolis, MD

#89 Jul 5, 2010
Pepperoni are you Johnny Esposito behind that firewall? You seem to have the same traits. This is very scary if you ask me.

Since: Apr 10

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#90 Jul 5, 2010
Paint me as the bad guy. That is typical with what has been posted on this website. Find someone else to point the finger at instead of Johnny the child molestor. Well, it won't be long before the pillar of the community is sitting in prison. Who will you blame then?? Maybe he can kill himself and the Esposito family can make a martyr out of him.

As far as me posting too much....as long as people keep defending Johnny the child molestor, I will keep calling for him to burn in Hell.
Sausage

United States

#91 Jul 5, 2010
You are right.He will be sitting in prison soon and eventually he will be judged by not you pepperoni but by God.By all means he has whats coming to him and he and will pay for what he has done!!!And then the Esposito family can not make him a martyr at all but to move on from this nightmare.God bless all the children.
go pep

Wilmington, NC

#92 Jul 5, 2010
Pepperoni21 wrote:
Paint me as the bad guy. That is typical with what has been posted on this website. Find someone else to point the finger at instead of Johnny the child molestor. Well, it won't be long before the pillar of the community is sitting in prison. Who will you blame then?? Maybe he can kill himself and the Esposito family can make a martyr out of him.
As far as me posting too much....as long as people keep defending Johnny the child molestor, I will keep calling for him to burn in Hell.
i am with you pep. every time i think of john crossing my 3 young kids with that big phoney smile on his face that he made for my benefit, i want to slap him silly. after saying he was innocent all these months, he finally told the truth that he was guilty. you are not the bad guy. john is.
Question

Northport, NY

#93 Jul 6, 2010
I don't know why we are still discussing John.What is wrong with this picture? He should be GONE and FORGOTTEN.What is going on with our judicial system? HE CONFESSED! DONE/OVER. GOODBYE, JOHN!
netcong 1

Hopatcong, NJ

#94 Dec 10, 2012
get you point wrote:
<quoted text>i am pretty new in town so i do not know this man john. you say that he rides around. is he the man with gray hair in the silver car with the hanicap sign on his mirror? he rides around the school during the morning and afternoon drop time? i also see him at derenzo park to. if it is him i see you point because he is all over the place and that is scary. anyways you should not wish anyone dead.
I see that guy around all the time and he is creepy...he drives a silver chevy impala. he has a huge staring problem. i have seen him for the last 9 years. Before i had a license i would walk around netcong and he was everywhere just staring at me. i am glad you also noticed this strange guy...there is something not right about him. to me he looks like some sort of rapist or pedophile or something. my boyfriend noticed this guy actually drives and makes u turns at places he doesn't even live. just today i was walking through the parking lot in shoprite and he drove in and parked his car and stared hard at me. i stopped and saw he didn't even go inside...after he was done staring he just drove away...i took his license plate # just in case.
and as for the john e. guy...he used to be my crossing guard in 1999 at netcong elementary...he offered me and friend all these stuffed animals and would try to give us rides home..one time we let him give us a ride home...he said there are more stuffed animals at his house if we want we could go get them...luckily we said no thanks...luckily he listened and didn't take us anyway...i didn't think much at the time but now i realize he definitely is a child molester and i easily could have been his victim. i forgot all about those times until i heard he was caught. you can't trust anyone even if he was involved in the town...it was just a good cover up to hide what he was really about.
Got it

Wharton, NJ

#95 Dec 10, 2012
That guy in the impala lives over on North St. I know who he is and he is just a lonely guy who lost his wife several years ago. He smokes and drinks a lot but I don't think he is anything more than just that. I wouldn't worry, Johnny is still locked up.
You are wrong

Wharton, NJ

#96 Dec 10, 2012
Got it wrote:
That guy in the impala lives over on North St. I know who he is and he is just a lonely guy who lost his wife several years ago. He smokes and drinks a lot but I don't think he is anything more than just that. I wouldn't worry, Johnny is still locked up.
You are wrong. The azzzhole from North St stalked my friend for years. Do you realized the emotional and physical pain when stalked by someone. It's frightening and she didn't want to leave the house for years. There is something wrong with the guy. He thinks he's above the law (he drives drunk). But the police were called and she will never let him have a moments peace. He's very lucky her husband didn't beat the Sh*t out of him. Beware of Pete the Stalker!!!
Hes a Stalker

Wharton, NJ

#97 Dec 10, 2012
netcong 1 wrote:
<quoted text>I see that guy around all the time and he is creepy...he drives a silver chevy impala. he has a huge staring problem. i have seen him for the last 9 years. Before i had a license i would walk around netcong and he was everywhere just staring at me. i am glad you also noticed this strange guy...there is something not right about him. to me he looks like some sort of rapist or pedophile or something. my boyfriend noticed this guy actually drives and makes u turns at places he doesn't even live. just today i was walking through the parking lot in shoprite and he drove in and parked his car and stared hard at me. i stopped and saw he didn't even go inside...after he was done staring he just drove away...i took his license plate # just in case.
and as for the john e. guy...he used to be my crossing guard in 1999 at netcong elementary...he offered me and friend all these stuffed animals and would try to give us rides home..one time we let him give us a ride home...he said there are more stuffed animals at his house if we want we could go get them...luckily we said no thanks...luckily he listened and didn't take us anyway...i didn't think much at the time but now i realize he definitely is a child molester and i easily could have been his victim. i forgot all about those times until i heard he was caught. you can't trust anyone even if he was involved in the town...it was just a good cover up to hide what he was really about.
What he's doing is not right...he's stalking you. Please go to the police if he continues.
Got it

Carteret, NJ

#98 Dec 10, 2012
Just because the guy drives around all day long does not mean he's a stalker. I think most of you have nothing better to do than to think someone is stalking you or maybe you wish somebody was stalking you. You've got him all wrong. He's just a lonely guy. I also knew his wife. She was nice and she did go out. What the hell is wrong with you accusing some guy who's done absolutely nothing but just drive around. I'm sure if he did something wrong or was stalking someone he would have been locked up along time ago. Get a life. I'm done!
You are clueless

Wharton, NJ

#99 Dec 10, 2012
Got it wrote:
Just because the guy drives around all day long does not mean he's a stalker. I think most of you have nothing better to do than to think someone is stalking you or maybe you wish somebody was stalking you. You've got him all wrong. He's just a lonely guy. I also knew his wife. She was nice and she did go out. What the hell is wrong with you accusing some guy who's done absolutely nothing but just drive around. I'm sure if he did something wrong or was stalking someone he would have been locked up along time ago. Get a life. I'm done!
Do you think stalking is a JOKE. You have no idea or clue. You weren't a victim of this AHOLE. Don't run your mouth unless you know all the facts. He didn't just drive around. He was parked watching and he got caught. Reports are public record. Go down to the police dept. You will find out what this guy really is. Why he wasn't arrested, I will never know. Maybe the "Acting Chief" at the time didn't have any balls or maybe there was sympathy for the lost of his wife. But I want you to know HE IS A STALKER and HE knows because there's documentation and proof!!! Now, YOU GET A LIFE!!!!
Definitions of stalking

Blairstown, NJ

#100 Dec 10, 2012
(1) "Course of conduct" means repeatedly maintaining a visual
10 or physical proximity to a person; directly, indirectly, or through
11 third parties, by any action, method, device, or means, following,
12 monitoring, observing, surveilling, threatening, or communicating
13 to or about. a person, or interfering with a person's property;
14 repeatedly committing harassment against a person I [, including
15 but not limited to repeatedly making telephone calls] I; or
16 repeatedly conveying, or causing to be conveyed, verbal or written
17 threats or threats conveyed by any other means of communication
18 or threats implied by conduct or a combination thereof directed at
19 or toward a person.
20 (2) "Repeatedly" means on two or more occasions.
21 (3) "Emotional distress" means significant mental suffering or
22 distress I [that may, but does not necessarily, require medical or
23 other professional treatment or counseling] I .
24 1(4) "Cause a reasonable person to fear" means to cause fear
25 which a reasonable victim, similarly situated, would have under the
26 circumstances. I
27 [(3)"Immediate family" means a spouse, parent, child, sibling or
28 any other person who regularly resides in the household or who
29 within the prior six months regularly resided in the household']
30 b. A person is guilty of stalking, a crime of the [fourth]
31 1[third] fourth
1
degree, if he purposefully or knowingly engages in
32 a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a
33 reasonable person to fear [bodily injury to himself or a member of
34 his immediate family or to fear the death of himself or a member of
35 his immediate family] for his safety or the safety of a third person
36 or suffer other emotional distress.
37 c. A person [is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he]
38 I [who] is guilty of a crime of the third degree if he
l
commits the
39 crime of stalking in violation of an existing court order prohibiting
40 the behavior 1[shall be sentenced by the court to a mandatory
41 minimum term of imprisonment of six months, during which the
42 defendant shall be ineligible for parole] 1
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