Budd Lake Daycare Teacher Charged With Endangering, Assault of Child

Published on May 08, 2024

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and Mount Olive Township Police Chief Michael Spitzer announce that Christina Susco, 38, Budd Lake, New Jersey, has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Aggravated Assault.

It is alleged that on March 25, 2024, Susco, at the time a teacher at Mount Olive Child Care & Learning Center, assaulted a 16-month-old female child.  The incident remains under investigation and no further information will be released at this time.  The name and identity of the victim will not be released.

As a result of the investigation, Susco has been charged with second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a)(2) and third degree Aggravated Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1(b)(7).  In accordance with state law, Susco’s arrest photograph will not be released.

Pursuant to the Criminal Justice Reform Act, Susco has been released from the Morris County Correctional Facility on a series of non-monetary bail conditions pending future court proceedings including restraint from Mount Olive Child Care & Learning Center.

Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in this investigation, including members of the Mount Olive Township Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit.

Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at (973) 285-6200.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, this defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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