Child suffers burns at Toms River camp after being made to sit on blacktop

The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit was notified on Tuesday, July 2, 2019, by the Toms River Police Department and the Division of Child Permanency & Protection of an allegation that a child attending Toms River Youth Services Summer Camp suffered an injury while sitting on black top.

Specifically, it was alleged that camp counselors instructed the child to sit on black top and the child suffered burns to his hands as a result.

The allegation, facts and circumstances were subsequently reviewed by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit.

“At this time, this matter does not appear to be criminal in nature, as there was no criminal intent associated with the actions of the camp counselors,” the Prosecutor’s office said. “This matter has been referred back to the Division of Child Permanency & Protection’s Institutional Abuse Unit for whatever action they deem appropriate.”

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  1. As a parent I find it disturbing how adults so often manipulate children into doing things they themselves wouldn’t do. One simple example is non-air conditioned school buses. Can you imagine any adult putting up with such craziness?!

  2. If this were to happen at a Jewish daycamp the messages here would be a lot different. Surprisingly there are no hate messages on this page…. I’m not saying there should be. I’m just saying that when an accident happens in the Jewish community there are numerous messages saying “how hard is it to watch kids”, “are these camps even legal” (when they are)……. ppl need to be just as understanding in all situations – accidents happen….even to the most reliable and careful ppl.

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