Man Charged with Aggravated Assault for Allegedly Hitting Young Boy in Fort Lee, NJ
According to law enforcement, the 48-year-old suspect held the boy down and beat him. The incident reportedly occurred at a home in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
Fort Lee police got a 911 call from the suspect’s residence, an apartment on Linwood Avenue in Fort Lee, NJ. The call abruptly ended before the caller could give police the address, prompting dispatchers to send police officers to the scene.
When police arrived at the residence, they discovered the victim. According to Fort Lee authorities, the victim had sustained multiple injuries to his face and neck.
Fort Lee police and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit conducted an investigation and interviewed the victim. The victim reportedly told investigators that the suspect tossed him to the ground and struck him multiple times.
If the suspect is ultimately convicted of aggravated assault, he would face significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, anyone who physically harms another person can potentially be charged with a second degree crime. A conviction for second degree aggravated assault could lead to a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being arrested and processed in this case, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $50,000 bail amount.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Fort Lee Man Repeatedly Hit Boy, Authorities Say.”