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Registered sex offender accused of forcing online friend to perform sex acts

Joseph Verucci was charged with aggravated sexual assault, officials said
Joseph Verucci was charged with aggravated sexual assault, officials said (KPRC)

HOUSTON – A man is accused of forcing another man to perform sexual acts after meeting on a social media app, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The man identified as Joseph Verucci was charged Thursday for aggravated sexual assault, officials said. Verucci is a registered sex offender.

Deputies placed him in custody without incident. He has no bond.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said the 20-year-old victim reported the sexual assault on April 30.

The victim said he went to visit Verucci at a property in the 2500 block of Rayford Crest Drive. Reportedly, Verucci had a knife, tied the victim’s wrists with duct tape and forced him to conduct sexual activities.


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