Two Local Residents Charged For Bribing Sexual Assault Victim

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(Photo courtesy of Jason Rojas/Flickr)

  TINTON FALLS – A Keyport man and his girlfriend were charged after attempting to bribe a victim of a violent sexual assault, trying to prevent her from cooperating in his prosecution.

  Kareem Lee, 32, and Erin Logan, 31, both of Keyport, are each charged with second-degree Conspiracy and second-degree Bribery of a Witness.

  Lee remains additionally charged with first-degree Armed Robbery, first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, and two related second-degree weapons offenses after threatening a woman during an attempted theft, officials said.

  Around 2:30 p.m. on July 21, Tinton Falls Police Department officers responded to a call at a motel on Route 33 for a report of a sexual assault. According to police, the victim said she had been sexually assaulted at gunpoint by a man who had entered the room.

  Through investigation, authorities identified Lee as the suspect.

  Authorities later discovered that in October and November 2022, Lee, Logan, and a third party offered the victim cash to in exchange for a signed and notarized document stating she did not wish to pursue the case against Lee.

  As a result, Logan was arrested in December 2022.              

  Investigators are actively seeking additional information about the activities of these defendants. Anyone with information regarding this matter is asked to contact Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Dawn Correia at 800-533-7443 or Tinton Falls Police Department Officer Christopher Mills at 732-542-4422.

  Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.