YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 30-year-old North Bergen man masturbated in front of a 12-year-old girl he’d stopped and asked for directions in Garfield, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this morning.
Francisco Peraza-Morales, of the 1500 block of 76 th Street, is charged with sexual assault, luring and child endangerment following his arrest yesterday.
Garfield police alerted Molinelli’s Special Victims Unit after the girl gave them a license plate number and a description of the man who stopped her, the prosecutor said.
Peraza-Morales, who is married and works at a Shop-Rite in Elizabeth, was being held on $75,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail pending a court appearance today.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE