A Passaic County grand jury has indicted a man for allegedly sexually abusing a child, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Joel Cerezo-Sanchez, 53-year-old, was indicted on two counts of aggravated sexual assault, three counts of sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Police responded to a residence in Paterson on December 27, 2020 on report of a child being “inappropriately touched.”
Detectives interviewed the 12-year-old victim and other witnesses. They learned Cerezo-Sanchez allegedly made multiple sexual contact with the child in the Paterson home from August 2018 through November 2020.
Cerezo-Sanchez could face a maximum of 35 years in state prison if convicted. He is being held at the Passaic County Jail pending resolution of the charges.