Report: New Jersey couple invite teenage boy into their home, sexually assault him

new jersey couple invite teenage boy into home sexualkly assault him
Source: Burlington County Prosecutor's Office

Aug. 13 2021, Published 11:45 a.m. ET

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A New Jersey volunteer firefighter and his wife lured a teenage boy into their home last month and then raped the victim, according to authorities.

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The investigation began last month when the teenager’s mother contacted police to report the sexual assault, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said.

During the investigation, officials determined Luis Morales-Sarmiento, 33, was acquainted with the victim and invited him to his home.

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Once there, Luis and his wife, Katherine Morales-Sarmiento, 22, took the teen into their bedroom and sexual contact took place, authorities said.

The couple was taken into custody on Aug. 9 at the Prosecutor’s Office and were released the next day after the first appearance in court, officials said.

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Luis and Katherine were both charged with second-degree sexual assault and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, police said.

The case is now being prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment, according to authorities.

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