Teaneck Man Accused of Repeatedly Sexually Abusing Underage Girl
According to Bergen County NJ prosecutors, the 39-year-old suspect “engaged in inappropriate conduct of a sexual nature.” The sexual abuse reportedly happened while the victim was between the ages of 11 and 16.
New Jersey welfare officials were initially notified of the allegations of sexual misconduct. State officials then reached out to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, which quickly launched a formal investigation.
Several departments and agencies assisted with the investigation, including the Teaneck Police Department, the Lyndhurst Police Department, and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
Once authorities spoke with the victim and obtained enough evidence against the suspect, they placed the suspect under arrest. He was subsequently charged with various sexual offenses, including sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child.
If the suspect is eventually convicted of sexual assault, he would be subject to significant penalties in accordance with the NJ Criminal Code. N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2 classifies sexual assault as second degree crime. A conviction on second degree sexual assault charges could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in state prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held in custody at the correctional facility on a $400,000 bail amount.
If the suspect manages to post bail, he will have to surrender his passport to authorities. Additionally, the suspect will need to avoid any contact with the victim until the case is resolved.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Charged with Sex Abuse of Young Girl.”