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Grand jury indicts Paterson man for allegedly sexually touching 12-year-old

By Jonathan Greene
Published: August 3, 2021

Joel-Cerezo-Sanchez

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.


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