Rockstar Cheer coach charged in alleged sexual assault of minors

Following an eight-month investigation, a 25-year-old Hammonton man has been charged with allegedly sexually assaulting minors he coached at Rockstar Cheer in Southampton, according to the New Jersey State Police.

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Jonathan P. Ryker was placed under arrest on March 30 and faces charges of sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated criminal sexual contact. Ryker was later lodged in Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing, according to police.

In August 2022, detectives from the Medford Township Police Department, New Jersey State Police Troop “C” Criminal Investigation Office, Red Lion Station, and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office began investigating explicit content that was sent from Ryker to a minor via social media.

During the investigation, detectives were able to identify another victim of Ryker who was also a student at Rockstar Cheer.

Anyone with information or may have been a victim are asked to contact the New Jersey State Police Red Lion Station at (609) 859-2282, the Medford Township Police Department at (609) 654-7511 or the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office at (609) 265-5035. Anonymous tips are welcome.

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