ARREST IN LAKEWOOD AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT
On April 26, 2016, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit Det. Stephanie Bayha, along with Lakewood Police Department Det. Steve Kelusak and Officer Eduardo Vega, arrested ANTONIO AGUILAR, 41, of Lakewood, on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
The case was initiated when the 11-year-old female victim reported to her teacher that she was sexually assaulted by the suspect numerous times. The investigation conducted by the above partnering agencies, with assistance from Division of Child Protection & Permanency Caseworker Juan Barrera, Ocean County Sheriff’s Department Crime Scene Investigation Unit Det. Mike Senger and Ocean County Prosecutor Sgt. Jason Steele alleges that the assaults by Aguilar have taken place over a multiple year period.
The Honorable Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski, J.S.C., set bail for the defendant at $250,000 with no 10 % and ordered a Nicole’s Law/No Contact Order on behalf of the victim. He is lodged in the Ocean County Jail in default of bail.
The media and public are reminded that criminal charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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