Man accused of sexually assaulting young boy

Russell Cortese is charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy.

Russell Cortese is charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy. (8/3/15)

POINT PLEASANT BOROUGH - A Jersey City man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 4-year-old boy in Point Pleasant Borough.

Russell Cortese, 66, is charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to a spokesperson for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, law enforcement officials began their investigation into the incident after the young boy supposedly told authorities about the abuse.

Cortese was arrested Sunday at a Point Pleasant Borough home that he was visiting. His bail was set at $150,000.

The relationship between Cortese and his alleged victim was not released.

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