Police: Bayonne man charged with exposing & fondling genitals in front of child


A Bayonne man has been charged with exposing himself to a 13-year-old and their father on Monday while walking on Avenue C in broad daylight, police said.

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By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Robert C. Crute, 36, of Bayonne, is charged with two counts of lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child, according to Police Capt. Eric Amato.

He was taken into custody on Monday at approximately 10:22 a.m. from the area of 25th Street and Avenue C. Officers responded to the area on a report of a man, later identified as Crute, exposing and fondling his genitals in public as he was walking on Avenue C.

This act was observed by a 13 year-old child and their father. The on-scene investigation resulted in Crute being positively identified as the actor and he was placed under arrest, authorities said.

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