A man accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile in Belleville New Jersey is scheduled to make an appearance in Essex County Superior Court.
The suspect, a 42-year-old man who lives in Belleville NJ, reportedly works as a youth sports videographer and operates Primetime Sports, LLC.
According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect committed the sexual offenses at his apartment in Belleville, NJ. Authorities learned about the alleged sexual assaults while investigating the suspect for a different sex crime: attempting to lure a juvenile to his residence for the purpose of engaging in sexual relations.
The suspect was apprehended at the conclusion of an undercover sting operation. A detective with the NJ State Police posed as a 13-year-old boy and allegedly exchanged online messages with the suspect. At some point, the undercover cop and the suspect reportedly made arrangements to meet in person somewhere in Woodbridge, NJ. The suspect did not arrive for that planned meeting, so police obtained a search warrant for his Belleville NJ apartment.
While searching the suspect’s home, cops reportedly found evidence that the suspect had sexually assaulted a minor. According to law enforcement, the suspect sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy on at least three occasions at his Belleville residence.
The suspect faces multiple sex crime charges, including luring and sexual assault.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Youth Sports Video Company Head Facing Child Sex Charge to Appear in Court.”