Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, announced today that Mr. Abdul Crowley, 44, was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a minor.
Officials said the crime allegedly occurred on July 4, 2021, in East Orange.
The juvenile victim alleges that Crowley sexually assaulted her and immediately reported this to a family member.
DNA evidence was collected, which ultimately led to the charges being issued against Crowle, officials said.
Crowley is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault, one count of sexual assault, one count of aggravated criminal sexual contact, and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
Police arrested Crowley without incident, and he is currently detained at the Essex County Jail pending arraignment.
These are accusations.
All defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they enter a guilty plea or are found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.