New York City Department Of Education Employee, Vernon Jerom, 77, Arrested

Published on December 09, 2022, 8:15 am
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On Thursday, December 08, 2022, at 1408 hours, the following 77-year-old male on-duty New York City employee was arrested and charged within the confines of the 109th Precinct in Queens.


Vernon Jerom
New York City Department of Education


  • criminal obstruction of breathing;
  • act in a manner injurious to a child.

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stopperswebsite or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.