Former Mercer County counselor license suspended following sexual assault arrest
TRENTON » An at-risk youth counselor had his license stripped after he was charged with sexually assaulting a teenage girl, authorities said.
Elijah Williams, 26, of Trenton, who worked at Legacy Treatment Services, was indicted on charges of first-degree sexual assault and second-degree child endangerment after Robbinsville Police arrested him in October, the state Attorney General’s Office said.
Williams is accused of sexually assaulting a teen between 13 and 16 years old who he supervised at a Mercer County group home run by Legacy Treatment Services, a nonprofit based in Hainesport.
Authorities didn’t say where the group home is in the county.
Williams was arrested by police Oct. 26, and he agreed to a suspension late last month of his homemaker-home health aide (CHHA) certification as part of a consent order with the state, the AG’s office said.
He is accused of repeatedly assaulting the teen between November and December 2017, while she was under his supervision though not while he was working as a health aide, the authorities said.
Another teen also accused Williams of sexually harassing her.
“These are serious charges, so the Board took immediate action to protect the public,” Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said in a statement. “Until these allegations are resolved, the Board’s action will ensure that this defendant will have no access to patients as a certified homemaker-home health aide in New Jersey.”
Williams also worked at a Camden County teen group home run by Legacy Treatment Services, which canned him following his arrest.
Per the Nov. 27 consent order, Williams’ license is only temporarily