A 15-year-old girl has accused two men of attacking her about 140 miles
south of Bergen County in Ocean City, New Jersey.
sexual assault, she said, took place on the evening of June 10 after she encountered
the men on the Boardwalk. She said that she consented to go back to the
vacation rental home they were staying at, and that they sexually assaulted
Charges of aggravated sexual assault were lodged against both men, who
were arrested after the girl fled their apartment and reported the incident
to her family. They called police at approximately 1:25 a.m.
During an ensuing police investigation, officers found the men at the apartment
where the girl said the assault had taken place, and took them into custody.
Officers indicated that the arrestees cooperated with them and that their
arrest sparked no incident.
The arrestees are still in custody in lieu of $300,000 cash bail set by
the court. The two men are 18 and 23 years old respectively, and both
from Bristol, Pennsylvania.
Both men, who prosecutors indicated were not related, face first degree
charges of aggravated sexual assault and child welfare endangerment under
an arrest warrant.
The older man is also charged with sexual assault with the use of physical
force. No charges were filed on any claim of having illegally given intoxicating
beverages to a minor.
A continuing investigation of the incident and the events surrounding it
is being conducted by two police detectives and a representative from
the county prosecutor's office.
Source: Ocean City Patch, "Two Men Arrested in Alleged Sexual Assault in
Ocean City," June 14, 2012