New Jersey girls walking alone were kidnapped, given alcohol and drugs, then sexually assaulted, police say.
According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, four girls, ages 12 to 14, were walking on April 22 in Millstone when two brothers allegedly stopped in a car and offered them a ride. Nj.com reports that the brothers have been identified as Wilson Cesaire, 21, and Wilfrid Cesaire, 28, both of Asbury Park.
After the girls were in the vehicle, the suspects first stopped at a QuickChek in Manalapan, then drove their home in Asbury Park, police said.
The suspects allegedly brought the girls inside the residence and gave them alcohol, ecstasy, and marijuana. Authorities said at least three of the girls were then sexually assaulted.
The girls were reported missing during the morning hours of April 22. Authorities later found them in Asbury Park and Neptune Township, according to Patch.
“This must be repeated over and over again – you do not take rides from strangers.” Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni said. “There are predators who will obviously take advantage of any situation as it presents itself.”
Authorities said there may be other possible victims who’ve had encounters with the Cesaire brothers. Anyone with information should contact Detective Lemar Whittaker of the Asbury Park Police Department at 732-775-2578. Anonymous tipsters can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers at 800-671-4400 or with the P3 Tips mobile app.
Both brothers have been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, endangering another person, child cruelty and neglect, kidnapping, and sexual assault. They’re behind bars at the Monmouth County Correctional Institute.
If convicted, the suspect are face life in prison. They’ll also be required to register under Megan’s Law as sex offenders.
A hearing is scheduled for May 6. Check back for updates.
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