FREEHOLD – A Monmouth County grand jury returned an indictment Friday charging a man with the sexual assault of a nursing home patient, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Alvin Flippin, who will be 39 years old on Sunday, is charged in the indictment with one count each of second degree Sexual Assault and fourth degree Criminal Sexual Contact.
If convicted of Sexual Assault, Flippin faces a sentence of five to ten years in a New Jersey state prison. If convicted of Criminal Sexual Contact, he faces up to 18 months in state prison.
The charges stem from an April 4, 2017 report of a sexual assault at the Wardell Gardens, a nursing and rehabilitation facility. Tinton Falls Police Department responded to learn a sexual assault had occurred the night before. The investigation revealed the 58-year-old victim, a resident of the facility, was sexually assaulted by another resident, identified as Flippin. While investigators conducted their investigation Flippin fled the facility. He was arrested on May 19, 2017, at another Freehold nursing and rehabilitation facility.
Investigators are seeking additional information about Flippin’s activities and looking to identify other possible victims. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Jose Cruz of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 732-431-7160 ext. 3520.
Anyone who wishes to make an anonymous report can call the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers’ confidential tip-line at 1-800-671-4400. Tipsters can also text “MONMOUTH” and their tip to 274637 or they can email a tip via the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com.
Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of the trial rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State law.
The case is assigned to Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Danielle Zanzuccki.
Flippin is represented by Sarah Surgent, Esq., of Freehold.
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