PARSIPPANY — Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp, Acting Chief of Investigations Christoph Kimker, and Morris Township Police Chief Mark DiCarlo announce the arrest of Deonarini Jairam, 38, of Parsippany.
Jairam has been charged with one count each of Sexual Assault (2nd Degree); Attempted Sexual Assault (Second Degree), Promoting Prostitution of a Minor( Second Degree), Endangering the Welfare of a Minor (Third Degree) and Criminal Sexual Contact (Fourth degree).
On the evening of October 1, 2019, the victim was walking in Morris Township and was approached by the defendant and offered a ride.
The victim agreed and entered the defendant’s 2001 silver Toyota Solara. While driving, the defendant began touching the victim. Defendant eventually parked his car and offered the victim money in exchange for sex.
The victim refused and the defendant then proceeded to sexually assault her. During the assault, the defendant noticed law enforcement in the area, at which time he unlocked the doors and allowed the victim to exit his vehicle. He then fled the immediate area in his car.
The defendant’s identity was not known to the victim, however, he was identified through extensive and cooperative investigative efforts by multiple law enforcement agencies. On October 4, 2019, the defendant was located and arrested.
The defendant was lodged in the Morris County Correctional Facility pending a court appearance.
The investigation was conducted by the Morris Township Police Department Detective Bureau and the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, with assistance from the Morris County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit, the Ridgefield Police Department and the New Jersey State Police Forensic Artist Unit.
Anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to call Detective Matthew Flynn of the Morris Township Police Department at (973) 326-7480 or Detective Martyna Ruminska of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at (973) 285-6200.
Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.