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Paterson Man Arrested for Explicit Assault on a Minor


Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce the arrest of Lenny Feal, 23, from Paterson. 

According to county officials, Mr. Feal was arrested on June 20, 2022, after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Paterson Police Department.

Officials stated that Mr. Feal is charged with Kidnapping, Luring, Aggravated Explicit Assault, Explicit Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, Attempted Hindering Apprehension or Prosecution and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor.

According to officials, on March 27, 2021, the Paterson Police Department contacted the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit to report that a minor had been explicitly abused on multiple occasions. 

The Paterson Police Department and Prosecutor’s Office Detectives interviewed multiple witnesses, including the minor victim, who reported that Mr. Feal explicitly assaulted her on multiple occasions between October 2021 and May 2022. 

County officials said that the minor victim further reported that the explicit assaults occurred in Mr. Feal’s vehicle, which he parked on various streets in Paterson.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant, which will be heard before a Superior Court Judge.