Three men have been arrested and criminally charged in connection with a sexual assault that took place in early April at a residence in Marlboro, Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Lori Linskey announced on April 11.
Andrew J. Gallucci, 24, of Marlboro, Richard S. Gathy, 24, of Manalapan, and Ronald W.
Hondo, 24, of Monroe Township (Middlesex County) are all charged with first degree aggravated sexual assault, second degree sexual assault and third degree criminal restraint, according to a press release from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.
Linskey said an investigation by members of the prosecutor’s office Special Victims Bureau
and the Marlboro Police Department revealed that on the night of April 2, Gallucci, Gathy and Hondo gathered at a Marlboro bar where they met an adult female for the first time.
Later in the evening, the investigation revealed, the men brought the woman back to Gallucci’s residence in Marlboro, where they allegedly restrained her against her will in a bedroom and repeatedly sexually assaulted her, according to the press release.
Gallucci, Gathy and Hondo were taken into custody on April 8 and transported to the Monmouth County jail, Freehold Township, pending detention hearings to take place in state Superior Court, Freehold.
“This was a disturbingly coordinated and predatory attack,” Linskey said. “We commend the courage of the victim in coming forward to report what happened to her and we look forward to bringing those responsible to justice.”
Investigators are seeking additional information about the activities of Gallucci, Gathy and Hondo. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective Kayla Santiago of the Special Victims Bureau at 732-431-7160, ext. 3588, or Marlboro Detective Ed Ungrady at 732-536-0100.
Anyone who feels the need to remain anonymous, but has information about a crime
can submit a tip to the Monmouth County Crime Stoppers by calling the confidential
telephone tipline at 1-800-671-4400; by downloading and using the free P3 Tips mobile
app (available on iOS and Android – https://www.p3tips.com/1182); by calling 800-671-
4400; or by going to the website at www.monmouthcountycrimestoppers.com
If convicted, the men would face up to 20 years imprisonment on the aggravated sexual assault charges, up to 10 years on the sexual assault charges and up to five years on the criminal restraint charges, according to the press release.