Bayville Man Tried Sexually Assaulting Girl in Morris Plains

He arranged to meet an underage girl at a Morris Plains park, according to authorities

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MORRIS COUNTY — Robert Murphy, 19, of Bayville, was charged by the Morris Plains Police Department and Morris County Prosecutor’s Office with attempted aggravated sexual assault (Second degree), endangering the welfare of a child (Third-degree), and violating the emergency orders.

Murphy allegedly had arranged to meet an underage girl, Tuesday, April 21, at Community Park in Morris Plains for sexual activity.

He had contacted the girl through social media. The victim’s parents became aware in advance and alerted police, who arrested Murphy when he showed up at the park at about 11:00 p.m.

He was transported to The Morris County Correctional Facility.

Editor’s Note: An arrest or the signing of a criminal complaint is merely an accusation.  Despite this accusation, the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.