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Passaic prostitution probe leads to teen sex charges against Rochelle Park man

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ONLY ON CVP: What began as an investigation by Passaic County authorities into underage girls being forced into prostitution led to charges against a Rochelle Park man who authorities said sexually assaulted two young teens.

A girl being questioned by detectives in the prostitution probe said she’d witnessed Felix Torres, 37, having sex with one of two girls cited in an indictment returned Thursday by a grand jury in Hackensack, law enforcement sources told CLIFFVIEW PILOT .

The indictment accuses Torres of sexually assaulting the girls in Rochelle Park, Paramus and Paterson through intercourse, fellatio and forcing them to touch his penis.

One was between 12-13 years old when the assaults on her first occurred between October 2009 and October 2010, the indictment alleges.

The same girl was victimized again beginning in October last year, when she was 16, it says.

The other girl was between 14 and 16 when Torres assaulted her between December 2009 and December 2011, the indictment charges.

The indictment also charges him with impairing or debauching the morals of both girls.

Torres, who has a drug conviction on his record, has remained held on $100,000 bail in the Passaic County Jail since authorities there took him into custody on the sex assault charges in January.

He will be prosecuted by Bergen County authorities in Hackensack.

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