South River Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Teenager

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Mark Tinitigan of the South River Police Department said today that a 25-year-old borough man has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

Joseph A. Brown was arrested on Nov. 11th and was charged with a second degree count of sexual assault and a third degree count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Brown's bail was set at $100,000.

The defendant was charged after it was determined that he had sexual relations with the teenager at an undisclosed location in South River on Nov. 10th.

The investigation began when the girl and her family alerted police.

The investigation is active and is continuing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Guiamano of the South River Police Department at (732) 254-9002, extension 123, or Detective Connelly of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4340.