NJ Choir Director Arrested For Allegedly Sending Sexually-Charged Facebook Messages To Teen

ELIZABETH, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey choir director was accused Thursday of sending sexually-charged messages to a teenage boy on Facebook.

Prosecutors said Frednel Lambert’s messages to the teenage boy on the social networking site were sexual in nature and strange.

“These were messages about his body and his personal habits and what happened was, this boy told his mother,” Union County Prosecutor Ted Romankow said. “He felt creeped out.”

Investigators said Lambert met the teenager at a Newark church, where he was a choir director. The 34-year-old was arrested Thursday at his home in Union after a three-month investigation.

“That’s just gross, very gross,” a neighbor told CBS 2’s Christine Sloan.

Lambert also works as an adoption specialist for the New Jersey Division of Children and Families. CBS 2 tried to get comment from people leaving his home in a car, but they sped away.

The Union County Prosecutor said Lambert is no longer with the church, which he did not name to protect the teenager.

“We’re asking the public if anyone else knows of any other incidents involving this man, please come forward and contact my office,” Romankow said.

CBS 2 also reached out to the Division of Children and Families and a spokesperson said they don’t comment on personnel matters.

Lambert is being held at the Union County jail on $35,000 bail. He could face five years behind bars if found guilty.

Shocked by the allegations?  Share your thoughts in the comments section below…

  • Ms. Mewmew123

    I used to go to church with him, and I also knew him really well. Everybody, despite the fact that he got married to a woman, knew he was gay, but to be gay for little boys… JUST NASTY:( Plus, he tried to go after my friends and cousins (which failed, especially since my friend’s Mom was the one who called the police). Trust me, this guy should definitely be in prison and away from society for a long, long time.

    • Dammmmmmmmmmnnnnnnnnnnnn


  • Apple

    He used to send me negative msgs or ask me creepy questions as well. c’mon don’t say it’s a lie. I know him too for a while.

  • Meme Meyagi

    what is done about 7 million mooslime terrorists living in usa?

  • lynn

    smh i knew him since i was like 5, i know him enough to know that this shouldn’t have went this far and and that he never ever endangered a child or even made them feel uncomfortable on any level, i know so many more people who feel the exact way i do and this is just breaking our hearts to see such a thing and to see him getting judge by so many people, remember you”re not god you don’t have a right to judge anybody, we’re keeping him in our prayers

  • john williams

    trust me i personally know that guy. he is very far away to to hurt or do any thing that such.

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