Bayonne man charged with alleged sexual assault

On July 15, 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, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

Patten was arrested at approximately 7:20 p.m., 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.

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Patten has been charged with two counts of second-degree Sexual Assault,
and one count of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

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 July 19.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest, and added that the charges against Patten are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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