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Man accused of sexually assaulting 2 girls in Sussex County motel room

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Sussex County) – A Morris County man was arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted two girls at a motel room in Andover Township.

Jose Rivera-Lobos, 30, of Dover was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of children.

On February 6, at 9:00 a.m., officers received information from the Elizabeth Police Department pertaining to a female juvenile being with Lobos at a room at the Econolodge, located at 448 Route 206, police said.

Officers located Lobos’s room and made contact with him along with two female juveniles. A further investigation revealed a sexual assault of the two juveniles had occurred at which time Lobos was taken into custody, police said.

The motel room was secured by officers as a search warrant was later sought and executed in order to process the scene, police said.

Lobos was charged and then lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges against Lobos are pending, police said.

Andover police were assisted by the Newton Police Department, New Jersey State Police Crime Scene Unit and the Sussex County Prosecutor’s Office.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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