SALEM COUNTY MAN ARRESTED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT OF 14 YO
On 1/7/16, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit Det. Lindsay Woodfield and Manchester Police Det. Adam Guker arrested DENNIS MYERS, 36, of Pittsgrove, NJ, for Sexually Assaulting a 14 years of age female.
The arrest stems from a report by the victim that alleges in September of 2015 she met Myers via social media. The partnering Detectives investigation, with assistance from the Ocean County High Tech Crime Unit and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI, found that after their initial connection, Myers began communicating regularly with the victim and subsequently arranged a meeting in Manchester in the first week of January 2016 during which the assault took place.
As part of the investigation, the detectives had a meeting arranged with the defendant and victim. On Thursday (1/7), the defendant expecting the victim, was instead met at the Toms River bus terminal by Det. Woodfield and Det. Guker and taken to the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit to continue the investigation. Assistant Prosecutor Christine Lento was contacted and approved the charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Ocean County Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels was contacted and bail was set at $75,000 no 10% option. Nicole’s Law/No Contact with Victim was implemented and Myers is remanded to the Ocean County Jail in lieu 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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