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Rockaway Borough Man Found Guilty of Explicit Assault, Attempted Kidnapping of a Minor

Rockaway Borough

Morris County officials announce that a jury has found Kyriakos Serghides, 41, of Rockaway Borough, guilty of Sexual Assault, Attempted Kidnapping, Luring, Attempted Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

Serghides was acquitted of Terroristic Threats, Possession of a Weapon for Unlawful Purposes and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.

According to officials, the charges arise from incidents that occurred in August and September of 2015 in Rockaway Township. 

Officials said that on August 28, 2015, while at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall, Serghides explicitly touched a 5-year-old boy in the food court restroom within the Mall. 

In addition, on September 10, 2015, Serghides lured another 5-year-old boy and attempted to leave the Target Store in Rockaway Township with him, officials said. 

According to county officials, Serghides was arrested on September 11, 2015, on charges related to these incidents.

Officials stated that the charges against Serghides were tried before a jury between January 31, 2022, and February 10, 2022. 

Serghides is scheduled to be sentenced on March 25, 2022. He remains in custody at this time.