Saddle Brook NJ Volunteer Firefighter Charged with Sexual Assault
A volunteer firefighter in Saddle Brook NJ has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman.
According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the suspect committed the sex crime at a residence located in Saddle Brook, New Jersey. The victim went to Hackensack University Medical Center and told hospital staff that she had been sexually assaulted. Hospital officials then notified law enforcement, which began an investigation into the suspect.
The suspect, a 40-year-old Saddle Brook NJ man who volunteers with the Saddle Brook Township Fire Department, was arrested after an investigation led Bergen County detectives to determine that enough evidence existed to criminally charge him. The suspect faces charges for sexual assault and terroristic threats because he allegedly threatened the victim while assaulting her.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious charges of sexual assault, he would be subject to severe penalties. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2 classifies sexual assault as a second degree crime. A conviction for second degree sexual assault could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He later secured his release from the correctional facility by posting a $25K bail amount.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Former N.J. Fire Chief Charged in Sex Assault, Prosecutors Say.”