Michael Torenheim, 33, of Brooklyn, New York, stands accused of sexually assaulting a 13 year old Lakewood boy in a Wall Township motel, according to an announcement by Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Torenheim is in the custody of the Monmouth County Correctional Institution. He was arrested in Rockland County, NY on Friday by the U.S. Marshals Service, the New Jersey State Police and the Wall Township Police.
The sexual assault allegedly occurred in November of 2020 when Torenhein met the boy in Lakewood and drove him to a Wall Township hotel.
Torenheim is charged with second degree sexual assault, second degree luring and third degree endangering the welfare of a child.
nvestigators are seeking additional information about Torenheim’s activities and are concerned about the potential for additional victims. Anyone with additional information is urged to call 1-800-533-7443 to speak with Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Joshua Rios.
Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous but has information about a crime can contact Monmouth County Crime Stoppers confidential telephone tip-line by calling 1-800-671-4400; or, they can post their tip at https://www.p3tips.com/1182 Monmouth County Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of criminals and fugitives.
If convicted of the second degree charges, Torenheim faces a sentence of five to ten years in a New Jersey state prison. If convicted of third degree chare, he faces up to 5 years in state prison.