Absecon driving instructor arrested on Thanksgiving for incident with juvenile

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ABSECON, NJ – An Absecon driving school instructor was charged by police on Thanksgiving for an alleged touching incident with a 16-year-old girl, according to police.

An incident involving the inappropriate touching of a juvenile was reported to the Absecon Police Department on Thursday, November 25, 2022.

The investigation revealed that Jay Vyas, a driving instructor at Mainstream Driving School in Absecon, had endangered the welfare of a 16-year-old female by inappropriately touching her during a driving lesson.

Vyas, 69, of Egg Harbor Township, was arrested in Absecon on Thursday, November 25, and charged with Criminal Sexual Contact, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Harassment. He was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice facility pending a detention hearing.

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