Linden man arrested for committing sexual offenses against three minors and one adult

Johan A. Osorno

A Linden man has been charged after having committed several sexual acts with three separate children and one adult victim dating back to 2018, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel and Linden Police Chief David Hart, jointly announced Thursday.

Johan A. Osorno, 35, of Linden, has been charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault, two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual contact and one count of fourth-degree attempted criminal sexual contact.

In late June, the Linden Police Department received a report of the sexual assault upon one male and one female minor, which was referred to the Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Unit. During the course of that investigation the Special Victims Unit learned that there were an additional two victims. The first was an adult female who reported being molested as a minor between 2018 and 2020 according to Assistant Prosecutor Bryan Tiscia, who is prosecuting the case. An additional female victim was also uncovered who was an adult at the time that she was abused by Osorno, Tiscia added.

Osorno was arrested without incident on June 27th and lodged in the Essex County Jail. After a pretrial detention hearing in Union County Superior Court, he was subsequently ordered to be detained pending the disposition of these matters.

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with further information about Osorno is being urged to contact Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit Detective Craig Famoso at (908) 578-1036.