‘Operation Cruel Summer’ nets 4 arrests in Middlesex County

The investigation had police officers pose as children online and arrange a meeting.

Lanette Espy

Jun 12, 2024, 12:48 PM

Updated 37 days ago

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Four New Jersey men were caught in an undercover operation led by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office and arrested after police say they used social media to lure children for sexual activity.
The investigation called "Operation Cruel Summer" had police officers pose as children online and arrange a meeting. The suspects were arrested when they arrived at a location in East Brunswick, where they expected to find the child.
Four men were arrested over the course of five days last week.
  • Mohamed Mohamed, 41, of Jersey City, was charged with one count of second-degree luring.
  • Peter Wissemann, 27, of Colonia, was charged with one count of second-degree luring and one count of third-degree criminal attempt – endangering sexual conduct with a child.
  • Malyar Baron, 32, of Jersey City, was charged with one count of second-degree luring, one count of second-degree criminal attempt, endangering, one count of third-degree distributing obscene material to a minor, and one count of third-degree criminal attempt – endangering sexual conduct with a child.
  • Edgar Rivera, 65, of Piscataway, was charged with one count of second-degree luring and one count of third-degree criminal attempt – endangering sexual conduct with a child.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Internet Crimes Against Children Unit of The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-745-3300.


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