NJ State Officer Charged, Facing 10 Years In Prison

(Photo courtesy of Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)

  FREEHOLD – A New Jersey State Probation Officer is facing up to 10 years in state prison for witness tampering and terroristic threats, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.

  On April 1, 48-year old Henry C. Cirignano of Wall Township, was arrested and charged with one count of second degree Witness Tampering, one count of third degree Terroristic Threats, and fourth degree Contempt of Court by violating a no witness contact provision in a Pre-Trial Release Order.

  If convicted, Cirignano faces up to 10 years for witness tampering, up to 5 years for terroristic threats, and up to 18 months for the contempt of court charge.

  Prior to his April 1 arrest, Cirignano was arrested on February 4, 2019 on sexual assault charges related to a woman he supervised while on probation. He was later released from Ocean County jail on February 11 on conditions ordered by the court.

  An investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office yielded these new charges for crimes allegedly committed by Cirignano in the time since his release from jail.

  Cirignano is being held in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution, pending a court appearance.

  Anyone with information on this case should contact Detective Michael Acquaviva and Detective Jose Cruz at 1-800-533-7443.