WALL – A Brooklyn man was arrested and has been charged with luring and sexually assaulting a 13-year-old child in a Wall Township motel. Police are concerned that there might be more victims.
Michael Torenheim, 33, of Brooklyn, was arrested in Spring Valley in Rockland County, New York last month by the U.S. Marshals Service, New Jersey State Police and Wall Township Police Department. He was charged with second degree sexual assault, second degree luring and third degree endangering the welfare of a child.
Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.
The case began after the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Bureau received information of the assault. They learned that Torenheim allegedly met the child in Lakewood and drove him to Wall Township where the assault took place.
Investigators are asking the public for any information about Torenheim’s activities and are concerned about the potential for additional victims.
Anyone with information is urged to call MCPO Detective Joshua Rios at 1-800-533-7443.
Anonymous tips can be sent to Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; or, they can post their tip at p3tips.com/1182
Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.