Two men charged with allegedly sexually assaulting minors

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit has charged two men who allegedly sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl and endangered a 14-year-old girl after the two girls were brought to New Jersey from Ohio.

According to the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, on  March 2 Jersey City resident Tyrell Piazza, 31, was charged with Sexual Assault, a crime of the second degree; two counts of Endangering Welfare of a Child, a crime of the third degree; and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the third degree.

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Norman Berry, 32, of the Bronx, was charged with Sexual Assault, a crime of the second degree; Criminal Sexual Contact in violation, a crime of the fourth-degree; two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the third degree; and two counts of Endangering Welfare of a Child, a crime of the third degree.

The endangering charges for both men are related to the alleged sex acts, as well as allegedly providing drugs and alcohol to minors.

The two girls – who met Berry in Ohio – were brought to New Jersey allegedly by Berry on approximately Feb. 24, staying in two motels in North Bergen.

During that time, Berry and Piazza allegedly sexually assaulted the 15-year-old victim; the men also allegedly provided both girls with alcohol and drugs.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit was notified of the alleged crimes by the New York Police Department Special Victims Unit after Berry traveled with the girls to New York City and the 14-year-old victim contacted a relative who contacted authorities.

Berry is being held in New York on separate, related charges. Law enforcement arrested Piazza at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 2, at 3801 Tonnelle Ave. in North Bergen.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the New York Police Department Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest.

The above charges are merely accusations. Berry and Piazza are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

 

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