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Bergen Widower, 91, Charged With Exposing Himself To Three Kids Bergen Widower, 91, Charged With Exposing Himself To Three Kids
Bergen Widower, 91, Charged With Exposing Himself To Three Kids A 91-year-old Saddle Brook widower was jailed Friday after authorities said he exposed himself to a trio of preteens. John Urso was booked into the Bergen County Jail on April 12 following his arrest on lewdness charges hours earlier, records show. The defendant "exposed themselves to students who were playing outside at Franklin School," Saddle Brook Schools Supt. Toni Violetti wrote in a message to the community. Violetti thanked staff at the K-6 school on Caldwell Avenue "for their quick response" and township police "for their swift investigation and decisive action." Bergen Cou…
Hackensack Grade School Custodian, 76, Charged With Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old Girl Hackensack Grade School Custodian, 76, Charged With Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old Girl
Hackensack Grade School Custodian, 76, Charged With Sexually Assaulting 9-Year-Old Girl A 76-year-old custodian at a grade school in Hackensack was charged with sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl. Phillip A. Porter of Hackensack is accused of rubbing the child’s breasts and vagina and putting his penis in her mouth, according to a complaint filed in Superior Court. Special Victims Unit detectives arrested Porter on Monday, March 25, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. He remained held Tuesday in the Bergen County Jail. Porter is charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by contact and child endangerment. The 6-foot-3-inch, 165-pound Porter, formerly …
Man, 31, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen In Pal Park Man, 31, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen In Pal Park
Man, 31, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen In Pal Park A 31-year-old man living in Palisades Park was charged with sexually assaulting a pre-teen. Jorge Orrego-Garcia “sexually assaulted a juvenile under the age of 13 in Palisades Park…in the past,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Monday, March 25. Records show that Orrego-Garcia is accused of a pair of alleged sexual assaults in 2021. Detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit arrested Orrego-Garcia on Friday. He remained held Monday in the Bergen County Jail, charged with two counts each of sexual assault on a pre-teen and child endangerment through sexual conduct. Althou…
Ex-Middle School Band Director In Bergen Charged With Sexual Touching Ex-Middle School Band Director In Bergen Charged With Sexual Touching
Ex-Middle School Band Director In Bergen Charged With Sexual Touching A Sussex County high school administrator had sexual contact multiple times with an underage student in Bergen County when he was a middle school band director there, authorities charged. Kurt Zimmerman, a 55-year-old married father of two, “engaged in sexual conduct” with a student between 13 and 17 years old both at Westwood Regional Middle School in Westwood and at Westwood Regional High School in Washington Township, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Zimmerman, of Rockaway, has worked since 2013 at Hopatcong High School, first as a band director for 10 years and then as coo…
NJ Woman Tried Killing Child: Prosecutor NJ Woman Tried Killing Child: Prosecutor
NJ Woman Tried Killing Child: Prosecutor A New Jersey woman has been charged with trying to kill a child, authorities announced. Alfonsina Anguita, 21, of Manville, became the center of an investigation after a 3-year-old child was hospitalized on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2023, Somerset County Prosecutor John P. McDonald said. The child had signs of physical abuse and strangulation, McDonald said alongside Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Francisco Roman Jr., and Manville Borough Police Department Officer-In-Charge Lieutenant Craig Jeremiah. "Further medical examination revealed patterns and …
Freed Pedophile Produced Homemade Child Porn, Bergen Prosecutor Says Freed Pedophile Produced Homemade Child Porn, Bergen Prosecutor Says
Freed Pedophile Produced Homemade Child Porn, Bergen Prosecutor Says A computer tech from Dumont who'd been freed pending trial after authorities charged him with sexually assaulting an underage teen was rearrested after authorities said they found homemade child porn. Coswayne Donald, 44, “used his cellular phone to manufacture and possess items depicting nude and/or sexually explicit pubescent children,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Wednesday, Jan. 10. Detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit originally arrested Donald on first-degree aggravated sexual assault charges last June. The prosecutor said at the time that the married defen…
Coach From Nutley Awaiting Trial In Lodi Couple's Auto Deaths Charged With Child Sex Crimes Coach From Nutley Awaiting Trial In Lodi Couple's Auto Deaths Charged With Child Sex Crimes
Coach From Nutley Awaiting Trial In Lodi Couple's Auto Deaths Charged With Child Sex Crimes A youth strength and conditioning coach from Nutley who'd remained free while awaiting trial in the deaths of a couple in a horrific early-morning crash outside their Lodi home exposed a child in Bergen County to sexual conduct, authorities charged. Bergen County Prosecutor Musella announced the arrest of Donald Kumar Davis, 33, without specifying the actions he’s accused of. He did say two instances allegedly involved a child in Washington Township and a third involved a child in Wyckoff. New Jersey statutes define the charges listed in jail records against Davis as involving exposing or…
Car Wash Attendant From Hudson Charged With Sexually Assaulting Bergen Pre-Teen Car Wash Attendant From Hudson Charged With Sexually Assaulting Bergen Pre-Teen
Car Wash Attendant From Hudson Charged With Sexually Assaulting Bergen Pre-Teen A Union City car wash attendant sexually assaulted a pre-teen in Fairview multiple times, authorities charged. Cesar Ixcoy-Perez, 35, was arrested on Tuesday, Dec. 19, and charged with assaulting the victim twice in November 2020, jail records show. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said detectives from his Special Victims Unit discovered two assaults after being alerted by Fairview police earlier this month. Ixcoy-Perez, who’s listed in jail records as a Guatemalan national living in Union City, was charged with two counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault, as well as lesser c…
Bergen Prosecutor's Lieutenant Charged With Stealing Coke, Fentanyl From Evidence Bergen Prosecutor's Lieutenant Charged With Stealing Coke, Fentanyl From Evidence
Bergen Prosecutor's Lieutenant Charged With Stealing Coke, Fentanyl From Evidence A Bergen County prosecutor’s lieutenant stole cocaine and potentially deadly fentanyl from his department's evidence room, then tried to return the drugs in “substantially different” condition after superiors got wise, state authorities charged. Kevin T. Matthew, 47, of Cedar Grove, apparently was selling the drugs based on what was a series of cash deposits under $10,000 each at various banks to try and slide past federal reporting requirements, Attorney General Matthew Platkin said on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Two razor blades were also found in Matthew’s office at the BCPO, the attorney general …
UPDATE: Car Wash Attendant Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Hackensack UPDATE: Car Wash Attendant Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Hackensack
Update: Car Wash Attendant Charged With Sexually Assaulting Underage Teen In Hackensack Federal immigration officials placed a detainer on a car wash attendant living in Hackensack who’s accused of sexually assaulting an underage teen. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said members of his Special Victims Unit seized Hector Angel Tangamasi-Shique, 31, on Friday, Dec. 15, after being alerted by Hackensack police of alleged assaults on a victim under 16. He was charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault and two lesser counts each of aggravated criminal sexual contact and child endangerment – one through sexual conduct and the other through abuse, records show. Then …
FUGITIVE SOUGHT: Accused Pedophile Living In Cliffside Wanted For Assaulting Fairview Pre-Teen FUGITIVE SOUGHT: Accused Pedophile Living In Cliffside Wanted For Assaulting Fairview Pre-Teen
Fugitive Sought: Accused Pedophile Living In Cliffside Wanted For Assaulting Fairview Pre-Teen A 52-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting a pre-teen in Fairview multiple times fled the country and has been in Guatemala for at least the past few months, a reliable source told Daily Voice. Detectives obtained a warrant for the arrest of Bernardo Velazco, a single and unemployed Guatemalan national who had been living in Cliffside Park when the assaults allegedly occurred. He is considered a fugitive from justice, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Monday, Dec. 18. Fairview police alerted members of the prosecutor's Special Victims Unit after the alleged assaults …
Mover From Waldwick Charged With Teen Sexual Assault Mover From Waldwick Charged With Teen Sexual Assault
Mover From Waldwick Charged With Teen Sexual Assault A longtime moving company warehouse manager from Waldwick was jailed on charges of sexually assaulting an underage teen, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Ryan Malillo, 37, “sexually assaulted a child between the ages of 13 and 16 in Waldwick,” Musella said on Friday, Nov. 1. Malillo was arrested on Thursday and charged with aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment following an investigation by detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit and Waldwick police, the prosecutor said. The Glen Rock native, who has two children of his own and has worked for the same Mahwah mo…
Saddle Brook Stock Clerk, 20, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen Saddle Brook Stock Clerk, 20, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen
Saddle Brook Stock Clerk, 20, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen A 20-year-old stock clerk from Saddle Brook was charged with sexually assaulting a pre-teen. Yabniel Andres Martinez Lebron remained held in the Bergen County Jail over the weekend pending an upcoming first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack. A joint investigation with Saddle Brook police began, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said, after the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency contacted his Special Victims Unit on Friday, Nov. 17. Detectives arrested Martinez Lebron that day on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a victim under 13 years …
Underage Teen Sexually Assaulted In Rochelle Park, Hackensack, Arrest Made, Prosecutor Says Underage Teen Sexually Assaulted In Rochelle Park, Hackensack, Arrest Made, Prosecutor Says
Underage Teen Sexually Assaulted In Rochelle Park, Hackensack, Arrest Made, Prosecutor Says An unemployed man living in Rochelle Park remained jailed following his arrest on charges of sexually assaulting an underage teen multiple times. Luis Zumba Chablay, 42, raped and otherwise sexually assaulted the victim, who was no more than 16, both in Rochelle Park and Hackensack, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Rochelle Park police subsequently alerted detectives from the prosecutor's Special Victims Unit, who arrested Chablay on Saturday, Oct. 21. They charged Chablay with five counts of aggravated sexual assault, two counts each of sexual assault and criminal sexual contac…
Accused Sex Abuser Of Englewood Child Re-Arrested After 2nd Victim Comes Forward: Prosecutor Accused Sex Abuser Of Englewood Child Re-Arrested After 2nd Victim Comes Forward: Prosecutor
Accused Sex Abuser Of Englewood Child Re-Arrested After 2nd Victim Comes Forward: Prosecutor A carpenter from Clifton who was released after being arrested on child sex assault charges out of Englewood has been charged with victimizing a second youngster. Esmond Nimblett, 49, was taken into custody on Aug. 3 for two alleged sex assaults in Englewood on a victim between 13 and 16 years old on July 22, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella Nimblett spent 11 days in the Bergen County Jail before a judge in Hackensack released him, with conditions, on Aug. 14, records show. Detectives from Musella’s Special Victims Unit continued their investigation, however, and discovered that Nimbl…
PEDO FILE: Ecuadorian National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teens In Paramus PEDO FILE: Ecuadorian National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teens In Paramus
Pedo File: Ecuadorian National Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teens In Paramus A 53-year-old Ecuadorian national who lives in Paramus sexually assaulted two pre-teens in the borough multiple times, authorities charged. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said detectives from his Special Victims Unit began investigating Edison Pro, who works as a handyman, after being contacted by the state Division of Child Protection & Permanency a month ago. A joint probe with Paramus police led to various charges of sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact and child endangerment, the prosecutor said on Thursday, Sept. 21. Pro was arrested in Paramus on Wednesday an…
Salesman From Little Ferry Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen Salesman From Little Ferry Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen
Salesman From Little Ferry Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen A sales associate from Little Ferry was charged with sexually assaulting a pre-teen, authorities confirmed. Rhuellah Riley, 24, “sexually assaulted the child in Little Ferry, NJ between the years 2020 and 2023,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Little Ferry police alerted Musella’s Special Victims Unit to the allegations on July 17, the prosecutor said. A joint investigation led to Riley’s arrest last Thursday, Sept. 7, on charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, sexual assault child endangerment, he said. Riley has remained held in the Bergen County Jail since the…
Teacher's Aide At Paterson Charter School Charged With Sending Sex Pic To Young Student Teacher's Aide At Paterson Charter School Charged With Sending Sex Pic To Young Student
Teacher's Aide At Paterson Charter School Charged With Sending Sex Pic To Young Student A teacher’s aide and soccer coach at a Paterson charter school sent a sexually explicit photo to a 14-year-old student, authorities charged. Favio Martell of Garfield, who worked at the Paterson Arts & Sciences Charter School, remained held in the Bergen County Jail on Thursday, Sept. 7, following his arrest the day before. Martell, who turns 30 next Wednesday, is charged with child endangerment. Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Department Officer-in-Charge Isa Abbassi said Special Victims Unit detectives with the prosecutor’s office conducted interviews …
Lab Tech Charged With Assaulting Pre-Teen: Bergen Prosecutor Lab Tech Charged With Assaulting Pre-Teen: Bergen Prosecutor
Lab Tech Charged With Assaulting Pre-Teen: Bergen Prosecutor An accused child abuser from Saddle Brook had just been booked into the Bergen County Jail when a judge in Hackensack released him, records show. Victor Morales, a 32-year-old lab tech, “physically assaulted a child under the age of 13 years old who was in his care,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Saddle Brook police alerted his Special Victims Unit detectives to the child abuse report on Tuesday, Aug. 22, the prosecutor said. They took Morales into custody, then charged him with aggravated assault and child endangerment, Musella said. Morales was booked into the county jail …
West Milford Man, 32, Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minor In Front Of Other Children West Milford Man, 32, Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minor In Front Of Other Children
West Milford Man, 32, Accused Of Sexually Abusing Minor In Front Of Other Children A 32-year-old West Milford man was charged with sexually abusing a child in the presence of two other youngsters. Michael Lemus was arrested without incident on Monday, Aug. 14, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said. It followed an investigation that began after West Milford police notified her Special Victims Unit in June, right after the alleged assault occurred at a residence in town, the prosecutor said. Lemus, who most recently worked for a cargo and freight trucking company, remained held Wednesday in the Bergen County Jail. He's charged with two counts of sexual assault …
Fairview Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted By Guatemalan National From North Bergen: Prosecutor Fairview Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted By Guatemalan National From North Bergen: Prosecutor
Fairview Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted By Guatemalan National From North Bergen: Prosecutor A 25-year-old Guatemalan national who lives in North Bergen was seized after sexually assaulting a pre-teen in neighboring Fairview, authorities charged. Angel Chavix, who works as a construction framer, became the subject of an investigation after the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office contacted their counterparts in late July, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Detectives from his Special Victims Unit determined that Chavix “sexually assaulted a child who was under the age of 13 on one occasion in Fairview,” the prosecutor said. The 5-foot-3-inch, 160-pound Chavix was charged wit…
Registered Offender From Lodi, 51, Sexually Assaults Underage Teens: Prosecutor Registered Offender From Lodi, 51, Sexually Assaults Underage Teens: Prosecutor
Registered Offender From Lodi, 51, Sexually Assaults Underage Teens: Prosecutor A registered sex offender who lives in Lodi was charged with sexually assaulting two children. Corey Hipscher, a 51-year-old delivery driver, sexually assaulted the under-16-year-old victims "on multiple occasions in Lodi," Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Hipscher was familiar to law enforcement. Criminal records show that he was convicted in Florida of false imprisonment and sexual battery of his then-girlfriend in 2002. This put him into the state's sex offender registry, which included a requirement that he stay away from children. Jurors in separate trials found Hipsc…
Two More Alleged Pre-Teen Sex Assault Victims Of Ridgefield Park Trucker Increase Total To 5 Two More Alleged Pre-Teen Sex Assault Victims Of Ridgefield Park Trucker Increase Total To 5
Two More Alleged Pre-Teen Sex Assault Victims Of Ridgefield Park Trucker Increase Total To 5 Two adults have come forward in the case of an independent trucker from Ridgefield Park already accused of multiple sex assaults to say that they, too, were abused by him 20 years ago, authorities said Friday. That brings the total to five alleged victims of Humberto Duenas, 61. The defendant, who owns and operates Duenas Trucking from his Paulison Avenue home off Webster Street, was originally arrested on July 5 following an investigation by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella’s Special Victims Unit. Investigators found that Duenas sexually assaulted three victims “at multiple locations…
Social Worker From Saddle Brook Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen In Midland Park Social Worker From Saddle Brook Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen In Midland Park
Social Worker From Saddle Brook Charged With Sexually Assaulting Pre-Teen In Midland Park A licensed social worker from Saddle Brook was charged with sexually assaulting a pre-teen in Midland Park. Jonathan Barrios, 27, remained held in the Bergen County Jail on Monday following his arrest on sexual assault and child endangerment charges on Friday, July 14. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Midland Park police notified members of his Special Victims Unit about the allegations and together they investigated. The prosecutor thanked borough police for their assistance.
Out-Of-State Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Cliffside Park Children Out-Of-State Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Cliffside Park Children
Out-Of-State Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Cliffside Park Children A former New Jersey resident was brought back to Bergen County after authorities charged him with sexually assaulting two minors nearly a decade ago. Eduardo Camacho, 29, of Cleveland was ordered held in the Bergen County Jail pending court action. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said members of his Special Victims Unit and Cliffside Park police found that Camacho raped a pre-teen at least five times and another victim between 13 and 16 at least once in May 2014, all in the borough. Camacho, who’s unemployed, was taken into custody on June 19 and held in the Cuyahoga County Jail in C…
Judge Rejects Release Of Morris Man Charged With Abducting, Raping Bergen 13-Year-Old Judge Rejects Release Of Morris Man Charged With Abducting, Raping Bergen 13-Year-Old
Judge Rejects Release Of Morris Man Charged With Abducting, Raping Bergen 13-Year-Old A 25-year-old Morris County man raped a 13-year-old Elmwood Park child he held captive in his vehicle in Paterson, authorities charged. A judge in Paterson denied Luis Campos of Lincoln Park release, ordering that he remain held pending trial on two charges of first-degree aggravated assault and one of first-degree kidnapping, among other counts, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes said on Thursday, July 6. Elmwood Park police referred the complaint to members of the prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit on Jan. 7, the same day of the alleged incident, Valdes said. Her detectives inter…
Fort Lee Food Service Worker Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor Fort Lee Food Service Worker Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor
Fort Lee Food Service Worker Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor A married food service worker from Fort Lee was charged with sexually assaulting an underage teen, authorities said. Nelson Reyes Jr., 38, sexually abused the child, who was between 13 and 16 at the time, in Fort Lee, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said on Thursday, July 6. Records show Nelson was arrested on aggravated assault and illegal weapons charges in Fort Lee in July 2019. A judge released him after two days under New Jersey’s bail reform law. The outcome of the case couldn’t immediately be determined. This time was different. Reyes was arrested last Friday, June 30, follo…
Guatemalan National Living In Paterson Admits Sexually Abusing Pre-Teen In Passaic For 3 Years Guatemalan National Living In Paterson Admits Sexually Abusing Pre-Teen In Passaic For 3 Years
Guatemalan National Living In Paterson Admits Sexually Abusing Pre-Teen In Passaic For 3 Years A 48-year-old Guatemalan national living in Paterson admitted sexually assaulting a City of Passaic pre-teen multiple times over a period of more than three years, authorities said. Jose Elmer Enriquez will be sentenced to a plea-bargained 12 years in state prison, more than 10 years of which he must serve before he’ll be eligible for parole. Enriquez has remained jailed since he was arrested in July 2020 following an investigation by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes’s Special Victims Unit. Alerted by Paterson police, the unit investigators interviewed the child and various wit…
PEDO FILE: Computer Tech From Bergen, 43, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor PEDO FILE: Computer Tech From Bergen, 43, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor
Pedo File: Computer Tech From Bergen, 43, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor A married computer tech from Dumont was charged with sexually assaulting an underage teen. Coswayne Donald, 43, “sexually assaulted a child who was between the ages of 13 and 16,” Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Donald was arrested in town on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a minor, aggravated criminal sexual contact and child endangerment through sexual conduct following a joint investigation by Musella’s Special Victims Unit and Dumont police, the prosecutor said. He was sent to the Bergen County Jail on Wednesday, June 28, to await a first appearance in Central…
Hackensack Laborer Sexually Assaulted 11-Year-Old Child Over A Decade Ago: Authorities Hackensack Laborer Sexually Assaulted 11-Year-Old Child Over A Decade Ago: Authorities
Hackensack Laborer Sexually Assaulted 11-Year-Old Child Over A Decade Ago: Authorities An Ecuadorian national living in Hackensack sexually assaulted an 11-year-old child "on multiple occasions" more than a decade ago, authorities charged. A joint investigation began three months ago into Ruben Saca, a 54-year-old married laborer, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said, after Hackensack police alerted members of his Special Victims Unit to complaints. The alleged victim, who's now an adult, told them that the alleged assaults occurred in June 2012, records show. There is no statute of limitations for sexual assault in New Jersey. Saca was arrested on Wednesday, June…
Paterson Pedophile Who Repeatedly Raped Girl Starting At 7 Gets Plea-Bargained 14-Year Sentence Paterson Pedophile Who Repeatedly Raped Girl Starting At 7 Gets Plea-Bargained 14-Year Sentence
Paterson Pedophile Who Repeatedly Raped Girl Starting At 7 Gets Plea-Bargained 14-Year Sentence UPDATE: A Paterson pedophile who admitted that he repeatedly raped an underage girl for three years beginning when she was only seven was sentenced to a plea-bargained 14 years in state prison, authorities said. The rapes and other sexual assaults by James Jackson, Jr., 39, began in September 2012 and continued for three years at residences in Paterson, the victim told city police two years ago. Detectives from Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes’s Special Victims Unit interviewed the then-16-year-old girl, as well as several witnesses, before arresting Jackson in April 2021. They …