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Fort Lee police catch sex offender, 51, in motel room with naked boy, 15

Photo Credit: Courtesy BCPO
Photo Credit: Courtesy BCPO

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A registered sex offender was arrested at a Fort Lee motel yesterday after undercover officers said they found him with a naked 15-year-old boy, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli confirmed this afternoon.

Jayme Shannon, 51, of East Brunswick, was being held on $275,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with sexual assault and child endangerment. He also was wanted on a warrant out of Somerset County, records show.

Jayme Shannon (MUGSHOT: Courtesy BCPO)

Molinelli confirmed a CLIFFVIEW PILOT report from earlier this afternoon of the arrest — and added that Shannon “engaged the minor in sexual relations.”

Officers saw Shannon pull into the Skyview Motel parking lot and then go inside with the boy around 10 o’clock yesterday morning, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the arrest told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

After discovering Shannon’s identity from the hotel clerk, police did a background check and found the Somerset County warrant, the source said.

Concerned for the boy’s safety, they knocked on the door of Room 110.

When there was no answer, they went in — and found the teenager naked and hiding in the bathroom, the source said.

Shannon was immediately taken into custody on the warrant, Molinelli said.

Shannon, who is married and operates his own limousine service, has a federal arrest record for traveling across state lines to have sex with a juvenile.


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