Bergen County law enforcement officials say they've arrested a Palisades
Park man on suspicions that he attempted to sexually assault an acquaintance
at a motel.
The man, 39 years old, is accused by a woman, 21, of trying to sexually
assault her at the Congress Inn Motel on Route 46.
The woman told law enforcement officials that she ran out of the room and
that hotel guests held the man until police arrived.
He was charged with second-degree attempted sexual assault and was taken
to the Bergen County Jail. Bail was set at $200,000 was no 10 percent
cash option, officials said.
He was also ordered not to contact the woman.
In an unrelated matter, an Essex County teacher, 33 years old, is being
accused of first- and second-degree aggravated sexual assault.
She's charged with carrying on a three-month sexual relationship with
a student, 15 years old.
The teacher was named a "New Jersey Teacher of the Year" for
the 2011-2012 school year.
The Montclair woman now faces serious accusations, including first-degree
aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault and endangering
the welfare of a child.
Law enforcement officials say the educator was the male student's honors
The relationship reportedly began in June, just before the end of the school
year, and ended just days ago, prosecutors allege.
The teacher also serves as the West Orange school's junior varsity
Our law firm handles cases similar to the ones described here. For more
information, visit our
Bergen County sex crimes page.
Source: NorthJersey.com, "Palisades Park man charged with attempted sexual
assault at S. Hackensack motel," Sept. 4, 2012