Monroe County deacon facing new sexual assault charges with a minor amid separate case

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MIDDLE SMITHFIELD TOWNSHIP, MONROE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — According to Pennsylvania State Police, a Middle Smithfield Township deacon who was charged with illegal contact with a minor earlier this month, has been charged again in a separate case.

Police claim to have received a report of suspected child assault in November of 2018. The victim told police that he was sexually assaulted by Jeronimo Maisonet.

According to police, the victim, who was 14 at the time, was at Maisonet’s house playing video games when Maisonet put on a pornographic film and began to talk about sex.

The victim told police that Maisonet told him to lay down on the bed and then began to touch him inappropriately and then proceeded to perform a lewd act on him.

Police say that Maisonet told the victim that if he told anyone the “secret” that he would tell the victim’s “secrets.”

The victim said that now since he’s an adult he wants to press charges on Maisonet, police say.

Maisonet is charged with indecent assault of a person less than 16, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor and corruption of a minor.

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