A Bayonne man has been charged with buying alcohol for two teenagers, committing a sex crime against a 14-year-old girl, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Michael Serrano, 29, of Bayonne, was arrested by the HCPO Special Victims Unit yesterday and charged with aggravated criminal sexual contact, two counts of endangering the welfare of a child related to the sex crime, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child related to providing alcohol to minors.
He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City and remanded to the Hudson County Correctional Facility.
On Friday, July 16th, 2021, representatives from the Bayonne Medical Center Emergency Room contacted the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office after a 14-year-old girl reported being the victim of a sex crime.
An investigation by the SVU determined Serrano provided two teenage girls, ages 14 and 15, with alcoholic beverages.
Serrano then parked behind a building on Lefante Way and committed a sex crime on the 14-year-old victim in the back seat of a vehicle.
The 15-year-old was present when the crime was committed.
Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the investigation and arrest. Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the HCPO SVU at 201-915-1234.