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Man arrested on prostitution, sexual assault charges involving a minor

MORRIS TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A Morris County man is facing numerous charges after he sexually assaulted a minor in Morris Township, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

Deonarini Jairam, 38, of Parsippany has been charged with second-degree sexual assault, second-degree attempted sexual assault, second-degree promoting prostitution of a minor, third-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, and fourth-degree criminal sexual contact.

On the evening of Oct. 1, 2019, the victim was walking in Morris Township and was approached by Jairam and offered a ride. The victim agreed and entered the defendant’s 2001 silver Toyota Solara. While driving, Jairam allegedly began touching the victim, Knapp said.

Jairam eventually parked his car and allegedly offered the victim money in exchange for sex. The victim refused and he then proceeded to sexually assault her. During the assault, the defendant noticed law enforcement in the area, at which time he unlocked the doors and allowed the victim to exit his vehicle. He then fled the immediate area in his car, Knapp said.

Jairam’s identity was not known to the victim, however, he was identified through extensive and cooperative investigative efforts by multiple law enforcement agencies, Knapp said.

Jairam was located and arrested on Oct. 4, 2019. He was then lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance.

The investigation was conducted by the Morris Township Police Department Detective Bureau and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, with assistance from the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit, the Ridgefield Police Department and the New Jersey State Police Forensic Artist Unit.

Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call Detective Matthew Flynn of the Morris Township Police Department at 973-326-7480 or Detective Martyna Ruminska of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

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