September 8, 2022
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–The Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office said that a business teacher and multi-sport coach at Steinert High School was arrested and charged on Thursday for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female student, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri reported today.
Anthony Linder-Creo, 24, is charged with four counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held in the Mercer County Correction Center pending a detention hearing.
It is alleged that Linder-Creo had sexual relations with a 17-year-old female student at his home in Robbinsville during an occasion in August 2022.
Linder-Creo was arrested on Thursday following an investigation conducted by the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit. The investigation is ongoing.
Despite having been charged, every defendant is presumed innocent until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Hamilton Township School District, Dr. Scott Rocco told MidJersey.News that yesterday, the school district was made aware of a situation involving a police investigation of an employee. We took immediate action to suspend the individual and issued a termination of employment notice.
From the moment we were notified, our district fully cooperated with the Hamilton Township Police Department and the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office to assist them with their investigation.
My paramount concern is the safety of our students. We have no tolerance for any actions that harm or could potentially harm our students. All employees go through a background check which includes fingerprinting through the state, instructional certification through the state, interviews, and references. It is imperative that our community contact a school employee or district administrator when they recognize or believe there is a problem or they have a concern.
Anthony Linder-Creo played for Robbinsville High School and wore jersey #55 on the Ravens Team from 2012 to 2015.
According to Cabrini University Athletics website in Radnor, PA, states Anthony Linder-Creo played basketball from 2015 to 2019. His senior year he was listed as 6 feet 7 inches tall and majored in Business Management and minor was in Human Resources Management. Career Statistics according to the website say:
2018-19: Appeared in 19 games, recording two starts… Averaged 3.1 points per game… Paired 10 points and seven rebounds in 10 minutes at Marywood (1/30).
2017-18: Appeared in 12 games, recording one start… Scored four points against Clarks Summit (1/13) and Cairn (1/24)… Named to NABC Honors Court.
2016-17: Named to CSAC All-Academic Team… Appeared in 17 games… Averaged 0.9 points and 0.8 rebounds per game.
2015-16: Appeared in 8 games… Averaged 0.4 points and 1.0 rebounds in 2.1 minutes per game… Scored 2 points against Summit (2/1)… Grabbed 3 offensive rebounds against Cairn (1/30)… Recorded an assist against Neumann (2/17).
All suspects/arrestees are presumed innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.
Anthony Linder-Creo played for Robbinsville High School and wore jersey #55 on the Ravens Team from 2012 to 2015. MidJersey.News file photos.
Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office Photo