YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 19-year-old Lodi man is charged with having sex with a 13-year-old girl at least twice last summer.
Giovanni Hillireo of Westervelt Place was being held on $150,0000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with sexual assault and child endangerment.
Hillireo, who is single and unemployed, was arrested by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Lodi police on Tuesday after they learned of the alleged liaisons during an unrelated investigation, Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this morning.
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It’s still rape
A PUBLISHER WRITES: Nothing in the law can be more definitive than what constitutes statutory rape: It is a crime that occurs in New Jersey when one of the partners is between 13 and 16 and the other is at least four years older. And it can put a convicted offender in prison for a long time, among other serious consequences. READ MORE ….
MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
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