WESTVILLE, N.J. – A convicted sex offender, 42-year-old Gabriel Torres and his girlfriend, 51-year-old Mary Giannone, are involved in committing a heinous crime against a child in Gloucester County, New Jersey.

The crime was committed between the time period of October 2015 and December 2016 on the dead-end street off Route 47 in the Westville section of Deptford Township. The victim was a 13-year-old girl for which the man was charged with aggravated sexual assault and the woman was charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

It was written in the court documents that whips and a necktie were utilized as sexual punishment, and the girl was pushed to play spin the bottle.

Robin Hardy of Westville said about the crime, “That’s horrible. I couldn’t imagine any kid going through that. It’s terrible because I have kids of my own I tried to keep them away from anything like that.”

Another person named Dawn Smith of Westville, who lives near the place where the crime occurred, said, “I wish I knew, I could have helped her, you know? Like that’s crazy that it’s so close to home. I don’t like that at all.”

Back in 2010, Torres was registered as a sex offender in the state of North Carolina for child pornography. He is spending life in Westville now where he is not registered as a sex offender.

Mary Giannone was employed as a medical assistant in Advocare Marlton Pediatrics on Route 73. The person owning Advocare told Action News that Giannone was fired in the month of February for reasons that were not linked to the case.

The team of Action News went to the couple’s home, but they were told to go away.

The couple was locked up in Salem County Jail until their detention hearing that was set for Wednesday.

News Source: www.6Abc.com