4 Jersey City Men Charged With Sexually Assaulting 14-Year Old Bayonne Girl

 

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

Four Jersey City men have been charged and arrested for sexual assault of a 14-year-old Bayonne girl who they met after she ran away from home earlier this month.

Nasire Williams, age 26, has been charged with second-degree Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C; Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(1), a crime of the third degree; and Criminal Sexual Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3B, a crime of the fourth degree. Williams was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City just after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 16, 2021.

Elijah Sparkman, age 21, has been charged with second-degree Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24- 4A(1), a crime of the third degree. Sparkman was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City just after 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Deveon Palms, age 19, has been charged with second-degree Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24- 4A(1), a crime of the third degree. Palms was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City just after 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Xavier Feliciano, age 23, has been charged with second-degree Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24- 4A(1), a crime of the third degree. Feliciano was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City just before 1 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Jersey City Police Department for the investigation and arrest.

The above charges are merely accusations and the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).