Brigantine police officer charged with sexual assault of minor

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Brigantine Police Officer Ralph Pereira and Atlantic City Police Officer Andre Corbin were arrested Monday, May 19 and charged with sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl in separate incidents.

Pereira, 43, is a 10-year veteran of the department.

He was arrested at home in Brigantine and suspended on May 19 due to the allegations.  He was charged with two counts of sexual assault and a count each of endangering the welfare of a child and official misconduct – all second-degree offenses. A charge of criminal sexual conduct, a fourth-degree crime, is pending as well.

The arrests were the result of an investigation led by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, with help from the Brigantine and Atlantic City police departments. 

The arrest complaints have the 16-year-old’s name redacted, but sources within the Brigantine police department have confirmed that both officers’ charges involve the same girl. 

Both men were taken to the Atlantic County jail on $100,000 bail each. Corbin posted bail Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information about either case is asked to contact Detective Danielle Rosiello of the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 609-909-7986. 


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