Friday, September 22, 2017

Atlantic City Man Charged with Sexual Assault on Child

Santos Blanco
MAYS LANDING– An Atlantic City man is charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child in connection to incidents he committed against a juvenile victim during the course of several years, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.
After a month long joint investigation with Detectives from the Pleasantville and Atlantic City Police Departments, detectives from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested 41 year-old Santos Blanco on Tuesday September 19, 2017.
Blanco is charged with 2 counts of 1st degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, 2 counts of 2nd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and 1 count of 3rd degree Endangering. The incidents of sexual assault occurred at Blanco’s residence in Atlantic City, as well as other locations. Investigation is currently ongoing with respect to other potential victims of Blanco.

Upon his arrest the State immediately moved to detain Blanco. Today, Judge Patricia Wild granted the State’s motion. Blanco will remain detained pending the resolution of this case.
The case is being prosecuted by Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Flammer.
These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909- 7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658- 8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.


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