Saddle Brook NJ Man Accused of Sexual Assault at Local Residence
A volunteer firefighter with the Saddle Brook Township Fire Department has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman.
According to Bergen County NJ prosecutors, the sexual offense was committed at a home located in Saddle Brook, NJ. After being sexually assaulted, the victim drove to Hackensack University Medical Center and informed doctors that she had just been raped. Hospital officials notified Saddle Brook police. Detectives soon arrived at the hospital and spoke with the victim.
The suspect, a 40-year-old Saddle Brook man, is a volunteer with the local fire department. He is said to have been the chief of the fire department at one point in the past.
Detectives with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office assisted Saddle Brook NJ police with the investigation and eventually concluded that enough evidence existed to arrest the suspect and charge him with the crime. The suspect faces criminal charges for sexual assault and terroristic threats in connection with the alleged rape.
The suspect could be in store for severe penalties if he is convicted of sexual assault. That’s because N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2 classifies sexual assault as a second degree criminal offense that carries a potential punishment of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and charged in the case, the suspect was moved to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article, “Former N.J. Fire Chief Charged in Sex Assault, Prosecutors Say.”