Bayonne Man Charged with Assaulting 15-Year-Old Girl at Hotel
According to police, at approximately 7:20 p.m. Monday, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Mr. Xavier Patten, 21, of Bayonne, without incident at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.
Police say Patten was arrested following an investigation into the reported sexual assault of a 15-year-old female victim from Bayonne which allegedly took place at a motel on Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City on July 7th.
Police charged with Patten with two counts of Sexual Assault and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.
Following his arrest, Patten was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance.
The Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant. A hearing is scheduled for Friday, July 19.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).