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Sayreville Man Charged with Kidnapping Woman Posing as Taxi Driver

Middlesex County

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Middlesex County announced today that a 69-year-old man has been charged with Kidnapping and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Perth Amboy Police Chief Lawrence Cattano said on Saturday, July 1, the Perth Amboy Police received a report that an adult female was approached by an unknown adult male operating a 2016 silver Kia Soul.

According to Prosecutor Ciccone the male driver advised the victim that he was a taxi driver, drove her to various locations, and committed several acts of sexual contact.

An investigation by Detective Omar Rivera, of the Perth Amboy Police and Detective Lauren Leyva, of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office identified Mr. Andrew S. Giannetto, of Sayreville, as the perpetrator officials stated. 

Authorities say Giannetto was charged with one count of first-degree Kidnapping and one count of third-degree Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact.

Giannetto was arrested on July 2, without incident and is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center pending the results of his pre-trial detention hearing officials said.

This is an active and ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rivera of the Perth Amboy Police Department at 732-442- 4400, or Detective Leyva of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit at 732-745-4499.