A Garfield teenager, 19, is being accused by the Bergen County Prosecutor's
Office of sexual assault in the second degree and endangering the welfare
of a child in the third degree.
He's accused of having sexual contact with a female acquaintance, 14.
The Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit and Garfield
police officers arrested the 19-year-old after being told by the girl's
mother that the two had engaged in sexual contact.
Bail was set at $100,000 and the 19-year-old was taken to Bergen County
Jail in lieu of posting that amount.
In an unrelated incident, a Kearny was recently arrested on a charge of
attempted sexual assault and child endangerment by Passaic County sheriff's deputies.
The man, 30, is accused of engaging in online communications with undercover
police officers who posed as a 12-year-old girl.
The man is accused of exposing himself by using a webcam, and on two occasions
He was also charged with attempted lewdness in the presence of a minor,
He was arrested when sheriff's deputies arrived at his home on a recent
morning and took him into custody without incident, a spokesperson said.
The suspect is apparently a citizen of India, in the United States on a
student visa to study at Rutgers University in Newark. He reportedly also
works at the university as a researcher.
Bail was set at $150,000.
Our Englewood law firm handles cases similar to the ones described in this
blog post. For more information, please visit our
Bergen County sex crimes page.
"Garfield teen is arrested on sexual assault charges," Aug. 23, 2012