A Jersey City music teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a male student.
According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, David Musial, 62, was arrested yesterday and charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, Criminal Sexual Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
Musial was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.
The crimes occurred over the span of four years from 2018 and 2022 when the victim was between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. The assaults occurred in Musial’s music studio on River Drive South in Jersey City.
In April, the Jersey City Times profiled semi-professional twin boys who received musical coaching from Musial. There is no indication, however, that the boys profiled in the article are involved in the present case.
Musial has described himself as a professional liturgical musician who taught music technology at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken.
The State has filed a detention motion for Musial, which is tentatively scheduled to be heard on November 10.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the investigation and arrest.
Suarez asked anyone wishing to report a sex crime to call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.