A 29-year-old man from Cliffside Park, New Jersey, was taken into custody
earlier this month and charged with
sexual assault by the Bergen County prosecutor.
Investigators claimed the man had engaged in sexual abuse of an underage girl.
The female acquaintance complained about the purported attack to Cliffside
police. Officers from the Special Victims Unit of the county prosecutor's
office were involved in the investigation and arrest.
The arrestee works in the kitchen of the Jersey Boys Grill, a restaurant
in New Milford. Formal charges lodged against him include second degree
endangering of the welfare of a child, as well as aggravated sexual assault
in the first degree.
The arrestee is currently in the Bergen County Jail after being unable
to post 10 percent of a court set $250,000 in bail. The court also took
possession of the arrestee's passport and barred him from attempting
to contact his accuser.
In an unrelated case, another Cliffside Park man was arrested March 14
on accusations that he trespassed in the home of a 15-year-old girl and
tried to sexually assault her, using a threat of hurting her with some
broken glass to frighten her into compliance.
The incident allegedly occurred at approximately 9 p.m. on March 13.
The 23-year-old arrestee also reportedly knocked over a five-year-old child
in the home during the incident, police stated. The arrestee was reportedly
a prior acquaintance of the family.
Investigators were summoned to the home after the 15-year-old girl called
911 to complain. Bail was set at $500,000, which the arrestee was unable to post.
Pending charges include sexual assault, burglary, endangering the welfare
of a child, and making terroristic threats.
"Cliffside Park man arrested for alleged sexual assault," March 16, 2012