32-Year Old Hoboken Man Charged With Masturbating On NJ Transit Light Rail Train In View of Minor

32-year old, Michael A. Perez of 300 Bloomfield Street in Hoboken, has been charged with masturbating in front of a minor while seated on a NJ Transit light rail train on February 3 in Jersey City. The incident, observed and captured on a police officer’s body cam, took place while the train was at the station adjacent to the Boy’s and Girls Club opposite 225 Morris Avenue.

In addition to the lewd act, Perez has been charged with a total of eight criminal violations, including having a concealed paring knife and a concealed box cutter on his person.  He also obtained entrance to the light rail train without paying the fare.

The police complaint, which was filed in the Jersey City Municipal Court, also states Perez was in possession of a controlled dangerous substance, or a controlled substance analog that was not obtained directly from a practitioner or under valid, prescription issued by a practitioner. Police recovered marijuana and drug paraphernalia from Perez’s person.

Each of the charges against Perez are third or fourth degree crimes.  Arresting officers say Perez appeared to be intoxicated by drugs or alcohol.

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