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Freehold Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 2 Children

Miguel Angel Minano Rodriguez is accused of engaging in sexual contact with the children in Freehold Borough and Englishtown on multiple occasions.

A Freehold Borough man was indicted by a Monmouth County grand jury Wednesday on charges he sexually assaulted two minors.

Miguel Angel Minano Rodriguez, 30, of Institute Street, is accused of engaging in and with a second child on while the victim was under the age of 13, according to the indictment.

Rodriguez was arrested on Wednesday, Dec. 14 charges stemming from the alleged assault of the 8-year-old. The Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crime Unit conducted an investigation into instances of alleged sexual contact with the child in Freehold Borough between Aug. 1, 2001 and Sept. 15, 2001, according to the indictment.

The indictment also charges that Rodriguez assaulted the victim under the age of 13 in Englishtown and Freehold Borough on multiple occasions between Jan. 15, 2001 and Jan. 15, 2005. Rodriguez allegedly sexually penetrated the child on multiple occasions between Jan. 15, 2001 and Jan. 15, 2003, according to the indictment.

Rodriguez was indicted on two counts of sexual assault, one count of aggravated sexual assault, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Rodriguez also faces obstruction and resisting arrest charges for his alleged actions during his December arrest.

When Detective Christopher Otlowski of the attempted to take Rodriguez into custody in December, he allegedly hid in the basement of his home and pushed an officer, according to the arrest warrant.

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