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Former New Jersey Gymnastics Coach Accused of Sexually Assaulting 7-Year-Old

A former gymnastics instructor already in jail in Boston awaiting trial on a charge of child rape has been accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old student at a New Jersey gym.

The Union County Prosecutor's Office says 34-year-old Jorge Rodriguez assaulted the child over the course of six months at the Surgent's Elite School of Gymnastics location in Westfield. He is charged with second-degree sexual assault and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. first reported that Rodriguez also worked at the company's gymnastics schools in Garwood and Roselle Park.

The owner of the company could not be reached for comment.

Rodriguez is scheduled to face trial in Boston in May. No court appearance in New Jersey has been scheduled.

No attorney information is available.

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