Two brothers in New Jersey, who kidnapped four juvenile girls out walking by offering them a ride and later drugging them and sexually assaulting three of them, are now facing charges of kidnapping and sexual assault.

The suspects, identified as 21-year-old Wilson Cesaire and 28-year-old Wilfrid Cesaire, were arrested Friday (May 1).

According to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, the minor girls were reported missing in Millstone Township on April 22. According to the investigation conducted by the Asbury Park Police Department, the brothers approached the minor girls on their vehicle and offered them a ride.

The brothers then drove with the juveniles to a QuickChek convenience store in Manalapan and then drove 20 miles east to their residence of the Cesaire brothers on Asbury Avenue in Asbury Park.

Once at the residence, the brothers offered the minors marijuana, ecstasy, and alcohol which they accepted. The girls who were reported missing by then were later found in Asbury Park and Neptune Township on the same day.

Three of the girls told the officials that the brothers had sexually assaulted them.

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said in a statement given to local media, “This must be repeated over and over again – you do not take rides from strangers.” “There are predators who will obviously take advantage of any situation as it presents itself,” he said.

“We will prosecute these individuals to the fullest extent of the law,” Gramiccioni added.

Wilson and Wilfrid were charged with four counts each of first-degree kidnapping, fourth-degree cruelty and neglect, and fourth-degree endangering another person. The additional charges imposed on Wilson include two counts of second-degree sexual assault and one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Wilfrid was also charged with four counts of second-degree sexual assault and two counts of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child.

If convicted, the brothers will be facing punishment leading up to life imprisonment and would also be subject to parole supervision for life.

Their case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Zanzuccki.

Investigators are now seeking more information about the Cesaire brothers and their activities. The investigators are also trying to find out the chances of any other possible victims.

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