Prosecutor: Bayonne man charged with sexually assaulting 2 kids at local community pool


A Bayonne man was charged with sexual assault at the local community pool last week after allegedly pressing up against two children while waiting on line at the concession stand, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.By John Heinis/Hudson County View

On Friday at approximately 1:00 p.m., members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to the Bayonne Community Pool on a report that a male was harassing children, Suarez said in a statement.

Upon arrival, officers spoke to a coordinator with a school day camp who informed them
that several campers approached him and alleged that an adult male was making them

Two of the campers, a 12-year-old female and an 11-year-old female, also alleged that the man pressed against them while standing in the line at the concession stand.

Officers from the Bayonne Police Department contacted the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and after conducting an investigation, Ronald McCall, 52, of Bayonne, was arrested at approximately 3:45 p.m. at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.

McCall was charged with sexual assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, officials said.

At approximately 4:30 p.m., McCall allegedly became irate and threatened SVU Detectives
while they attempted to assist him when he requested medical attention.

McCall was transported by Emergency Medical Services to Jersey City Medical Center to receive treatment. He was subsequently charged with terroristic threats, officials said.

Following his treatment, McCall was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance. Additionally, the prosecutor’s office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant.

A hearing is currently scheduled for Wednesday, July 31st.

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest and the Bayonne Police Department for assisting in the investigation.