BAYONNE MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT

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On July 15, 2019, at approximately 7:20 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Xavier Patten, age 21, of Bayonne, without incident at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.

Patten was arrested following an investigation into the reported sexual assault of a 15-year-old female victim from Bayonne which allegedly took place at a motel on Tonnelle Avenue in Jersey City on July 7, 2019.

Patten has been charged with two counts of Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, second-degree crimes, and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, a third-degree crime.

Following his arrest, Patten was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance. The Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant. A hearing is scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2019.

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

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