Teaneck NJ Man Arrested, Charged with Sexual Assault of Young Girl
According to Bergen County prosecutors, the 39-year-old suspect “engaged in inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature.” The victim was between the ages of 11 and 16 when the sexual abuse allegedly occurred.
NJ state welfare officials became aware of the allegations of sexual misconduct. At that point, officials notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office.
The prosecutor’s office subsequently launched an investigation, which included the Teaneck Police Department, the Lyndhurst Police Department, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
If the suspect is convicted on the most serious sexual assault charges, he would face severe penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, sexual assault is a second degree crime. A conviction for second degree sexual assault could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was taken to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $400,000 bail amount.
If the suspect is able to secure his release by posting bail, he will be required to surrender his passport to authorities and refrain from any contact with the victim in the case.
To learn more about this case, view the NJ.com article entitled “Man Charged with Sex Abuse of Young Girl.”