Joseph Corio

Joseph Corio was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two girls, ages 15 and 13. 

A man is behind bars after he was arrested Tuesday after allegedly sexually assaulting two Little Egg Harbor girls, ages 15 and 13.

Joseph Corio, 22, of Middletown, Monmouth County, was charged with two counts of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child for having an inappropriate sexual relationship with the two girls, according to a statement from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.

Corio allegedly met the 15-year-old in September on a dating website and began the sexual relationship. The girl then introduced Corio to the 13-year-old, with whom he also allegedly had an illegal sexual relationship.

Corio was released on summonses after posting $100,000 bail. However, he is not allowed to have any contact with the two girls during the ongoing legal proceedings.

— John DeRosier

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