NJ man charged in sex assault on 12-year-old

Andre Jeffery

April 8, 2010 10:03:52 AM PDT
A man from Lodi, New Jersey is charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.Authorities say 32-year-old Andre Jeffery was taken into custody on Tuesday after the victim's mother reported the alleged abuse to police.

The nature of the claim is unknown, but prosecutors say it happened in Lodi on several occasions over the past year.

Jeffery, who is unemployed, is charged with agrravated sex assault, sexaul assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

He is being held at the Bergen County jail in Hackensack and is scheduled to be arraigned in Lodi next Monday.