PATERSON — Two city residents are each charged with multiple offenses for an alleged series of attacks on a young boy, spread out over a year's time.

In a release Thursday, the Passaic County Prosecutor's Office said it interviewed multiple witnesses, including the now-7-year-old boy himself, resulting in the arrests Wednesday of Davon Burton, 26, and Demetries Page, 24.

The child reported that the alleged assaults occurred at Burton and Page's residence in Paterson on "several occasions" between September 2020 and September 2021, according to the release.

Get our free mobile app

The charges against Burton and Page are identical: second- and third-degree aggravated assault, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon.

Burton and Page are currently held at the Passaic County Jail pending a state hearing on pretrial detention for both.

The prosecutor's office asks anyone with additional information to contact them via their tip line, 1-877-370-PCPO.

Patrick Lavery is New Jersey 101.5's afternoon news anchor. Follow him on Twitter @plavery1015 or email patrick.lavery@townsquaremedia.com.

Haunted Hayrides and Attractions in New Jersey for 2021

Things to do in Salem County, NJ

The least populated county in New Jersey is out of the way for most New Jerseyans. Here's a sample of things to do and appreciate should you choose to take a trip to Salem County.

7 reasons why you need to kill the spotted lanternflies infesting NJ