Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Chief Paul Philipps announce that Jorge Perez, 31 years old, of Parsippany, New Jersey, has been charged with First Degree Aggravated Sexual Assault.
In November, 2014, the defendant allegedly engaged in sexual intercourse with a 14 year-old female while the female was intoxicated. It is further alleged that the defendant purchased the alcohol for the victim prior to the sexual assault.
Perez was arrested on December 17, 2014, following an investigation conducted by the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit. The investigation was led by Sergeant Susan Johnson and Detective James Bruno of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Detective John Keiling of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department. The defendant has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of Children.
The investigation was initiated by information forwarded to law enforcement authorities by the 14 year-old female and a second cooperating individual. It is alleged that the defendant subsequently admitted to police that he had engaged in sexual intercourse with the 14 year-old female after she had been drinking alcohol.
The Honorable Maryann Nergaard, J.S.C., set bail at $250,000 with no ten percent option. Defendant is to have no contact with the victim. The defendant was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.
Anyone with information relating to these charges is urged to contact Detective Supervisor Kristi Allegretta or Detective James Bruno of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at 973-285-6200.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit whose efforts contributed to this arrest.
There will be no further information released today.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected].