The suspect, a 23-year-old resident of Mount Olive, was arrested on Thanksgiving Day after one of the victims came forward to law enforcement. The victim, a 17-year-old girl, reportedly told police that the suspect forced her to engage in prostitution and transported her via car to hotels throughout Mount Olive, New Jersey.
According to prosecutors, the suspect kept part of the money that the victim received for engaging in prostitution.
The suspect was arrested last month and charged with multiple sex offenses, including human trafficking, promoting prostitution, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Now the suspect has been charged with additional crimes after authorities found out that there may have been another victim. The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit and the Mount Olive Police Department worked together on the investigation and learned that the suspect may have driven another 17-year-old girl to Mount Olive hotels for the purpose of engaging in prostitution.
As a result, the suspect faces multiple counts on the new sex crime charges.
After being placed under arrest again, the suspect was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. He was being held at the jail on a $250K bail amount.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Accused of Pimping Out 2nd Teen Girl in Mount Olive.”