Garfield, NJ Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl
A Garfield, NJ man has been charged with sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.
30-year-old Eduardo Romero is accused of assaulting the young girl several times over a five-month period. According to a statement issued by Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli, the girl was an acquaintance of Romero’s.
Authorities learned of the allegations when the girl told a relative that she had been assaulted. The relative then contacted the police, which interviewed the victim. During an interview conducted by a detective with the Prosecutor’s Office’s Special Victims Unit, the girl repeated the allegations against Romero.
Romero has been formally charged with sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
In New Jersey, sexual assault is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2. As set forth by the statute, criminal sexual assault is considered a second degree felony. In this case, if Romero is convicted of second degree sexual assault, he could face up to 10 years in state prison.
After being arrested, Romero was held at the Bergen County Jail on $100,000 bail. He was also ordered not to have any contact with the girl.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Garfield Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl.“