Woman charged with sexual assault on boys

PLUMSTED — A female resident of Plumsted was jailed last week after she was charged with two counts of sexual assault on a minor. In a press release that was issued on March 31, Plumsted police said that on March 22, the department investigated an alleged sexual assault involving two minors.

At the direction of Sgt. Matthew Petrecca, Patrolman Brant Uricks was called into headquarters and met with the mother of the alleged victims.

Police said the woman claimed that her 16-year-old sons had a sexual relationship with Leta Huitron, 28, of New Egypt, over a period of time.

Upon further investigation, Uricks contacted Detective John Murphy of the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. Police said it was determined that the assaults occurred when the boys were 15 years old and that they took place in Point Pleasant Beach.

As a result of the investigation, Uricks signed complaints against Huitron for two counts of sexual assault of a minor and endangering the welfare of a child.

Additional complaints against Huitron were signed by Detective Pat Petruzziello of the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department charging her with sexual assault with a minor.

Huitron was arrested, and state Superior Court Judge Wendel Daniels, sitting in Toms River, set bail for her at $75,000 with no 10 percent option.

Huitron is being held at the Ocean County Jail. She is not permitted to have any contact with the victims for the charges out of Plumsted and Point Pleasant Beach.

Police told the Tri-Town News on March 31 this is the only information that can be released about the case at this time. The dates of the alleged assaults, the town in which the boys live, Huitron’s occupation and the circumstances surrounding how she and the boys allegedly got to or met in Point Pleasant were not disclosed.

In other police news, on March 22 at 2:30 p.m. a resident of New Egypt reported that her vehicle had been stolen from her residence. The woman described her vehicle as a 1995 blue Oldsmobile Cutlass. She told police that she last saw the vehicle in her driveway that day. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Patrolman Reilly at the Plumsted Police Department.

OnMarch 27 at 5:24 a.m., police arrested Ronald Clifton, 19, of New Egypt, and charged him with driving while intoxicated. Police said Patrolman Christopher Quackenbush observed Clifton driving his vehicle on the shoulder of Pinehurst Road approaching Millstream Road. After Clifton failed a field sobriety test, he was taken to police headquarters where hewas charged with DWI and failure to maintain lane. He was processed and released.

OnMarch 27, Patrolman Ernest Freestone was dispatched to East Millstream Road for a report of stolen copper. The complainant found two small copper pipes on his driveway under his Airfoil trailer. Residents are asked to contact the Plumsted Police Department if they have any information regarding the theft of the pipes.

On March 26, Patrolman Christopher Quackenbush was called to a location on Route 539 for a report concerning the theft of a bicycle. The victim reported that her bicycle had been stolen sometime prior to the officer’s arrival. The bicycle is a 26-inch white ladies Schwinn Link Comfort Bike. Residents are asked to contact the Plumsted Police Department if they have any information regarding this case.