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Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint
Bergen County Pastor Repeatedly Performed Sex Acts On Child: Criminal Complaint A 74-year-old Paramus church pastor has been arrested and charged with 21 counts of sexual offenses for disturbing sexual assaults on a girl between ages 13 and 18 for years, authorities announced Friday, July 12. Stephen E. Sweet, the pastor at Grace's Lutheran Church in River Edge, became the center of an investigation on Thursday, July 11, on a tip that he'd sexually assaulted a juvenile in the past, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. ** WARNING: The following news article contains graphic and disturbing information. Reader discretion is advised ** Sweet sexually assaulted…
Sex Offender Gropes Victim On Bayonne Streets, Busted For Violating Megan's Law: Cops Sex Offender Gropes Victim On Bayonne Streets, Busted For Violating Megan's Law: Cops
Sex Offender Gropes Victim On Bayonne Streets, Busted For Violating Megan's Law: Cops A 22-year-old sex offender was found to have violated Megan's Law statutes after police caught him groping a woman on a Bayonne street, authorities said. Tariq Baker, of Bayonne, approached the female victim around 3:05 p.m. Monday, July 8 and grabbed her buttocks on East 50th Street, Bayonne Police Detective Sgt. William Dundas said. Baker, who is known to wear prescription glasses, fled on foot but was apprehended by officers responding to the 9-1-1 call, Dundas said.  Baker also gave officers a false name. During processing, it was discovered that Baker failed to notify Law En…
Kids Sexually Assaulted In NJ Church Bathroom, Police Say Kids Sexually Assaulted In NJ Church Bathroom, Police Say
Kids Sexually Assaulted In NJ Church Bathroom, Police Say A 68-year-old Plainfield man has been charged with sexually assaulting two minors in a church in North Plainfield last month, authorities said. On Sunday, June 23, at 4:38 p.m., police responded to a 9-1-1 call reporting a sexual assault of a minor earlier that day, Somerset County Prosecutor John McDonald, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives Francisco Roman Jr., and North Plainfield Chief of Police William Parenti said.  Pierre Joseph, the suspect, was detained at the church while they awaited police, authorities said While Joseph was transported for questi…
Another Female NJ Teacher Charged With Having Sexual Relationship With Student Another Female NJ Teacher Charged With Having Sexual Relationship With Student
Another Female NJ Teacher Charged With Having Sexual Relationship With Student Yet another New Jersey teacher has been accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. Julie Rizzitello, 36, submitted her resignation letter as a Wall Township High School teacher earlier this week amid being criminal charges stemming from the sexual assault of a student, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond S. Santiago said. The Brick Township resident has been charged with two counts of second-degree Sexual Assault, third-degree Witness Tampering, and three counts of fourth-degree Criminal Sexual Contact, Santiago said Thursday, July 4 alongside Wall Township Police Chie…
NJ State Trooper Tried To Pay Girl For Sex, Asked For Sexual Pictures: Prosecutors NJ State Trooper Tried To Pay Girl For Sex, Asked For Sexual Pictures: Prosecutors
NJ State Trooper Tried To Pay Girl For Sex, Asked For Sexual Pictures: Prosecutors A state trooper was accused of trying to pay for sex from someone he believed was a teen girl and asking for sexual pictures, authorities said. Shane Dempsey, 31, of Brick Township, was arrested in Ewing on Monday, July 1, Monmouth County Prosecutor Raymond Santiago said in a news release. Investigators said Dempsey contacted an undercover detective on the social media app Whisper earlier in 2024.  Prosecutors said Dempsey asked for "sexually explicit images" from the detective, who he thought was a 14-year-old girl. He also said he would pay money for a sex act fro…
Passaic Man Convicted Of Repeated Sex Assault On 16-Year-Old Child, Prosecutor Says Passaic Man Convicted Of Repeated Sex Assault On 16-Year-Old Child, Prosecutor Says
Passaic Man Convicted Of Repeated Sex Assault On 16-Year-Old Child, Prosecutor Says A 36-year-old Passaic man has been found guilty after a jury trial of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old child, authorities said. Sergio Bernal was found guilty of multiple counts of first-degree aggravated sexual assault and numerous other offenses, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes. On August 5, 2020, Passaic police contacted the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit to report that a 16-year-old child had been sexually assaulted.  Prosecutors did not indicate whether the child was a girl or boy. Members of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s…
Authorities Seize Man Who Woman Said Sexually Assaulted Her After Pickup Near Journal Square Authorities Seize Man Who Woman Said Sexually Assaulted Her After Pickup Near Journal Square
Authorities Seize Man Who Woman Said Sexually Assaulted Her After Pickup Near Journal Square UPDATE: A stranger who a 22-year-old woman said sexually assaulted her after she got into his car near Jersey City's Journal Square early this month was identified and then arrested on Monday, authorities announced. The woman told police she voluntarily got into a white vehicle after the stranger approached her around 7 a.m. Sunday, June 2, Daily Voice originally reported on June 6. The driver then headed to the area of Eighth and dead-ended Division Street by the Roberto Clemente Sports Complex in the shadow of the New Jersey Turnpike overpass, she said. It was there, the woman told polic…
Man Lured, Sexually Assaulted 22-Year-Old In Car In Jersey City, Prosecutor Says Man Lured, Sexually Assaulted 22-Year-Old In Car In Jersey City, Prosecutor Says
Man Lured, Sexually Assaulted 22-Year-Old In Car In Jersey City, Prosecutor Says A 30-year-old man has been arrested after authorities say he lured a 22-year-old into his car and then sexually assaulted her. Marc Toledo, of Jersey City, approached the victim in a white vehicle in Journal Square early Sunday, June 2, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. He drove the victim a short distance to Division Street and Eighth Street at approximately 7 a.m. The victim reported she was sexually assaulted in the vehicle, Suarez said. On Monday, June 17, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Toledo, who was charged with aggrava…
PEDO FILE: West New York Man, 27, Charged With Repeatedly Raping Girl, 15, He Met In Park PEDO FILE: West New York Man, 27, Charged With Repeatedly Raping Girl, 15, He Met In Park
Pedo File: West New York Man, 27, Charged With Repeatedly Raping Girl, 15, He Met In Park A 27-year-old West New York man was charged with raping a 15-year-old girl multiple times over nearly a week and a half after meeting her at a park in town. Christian Felipe would face a mandatory five to 10 years in state prison if convicted only of the sexual assault charge that was filed by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit following his arrest at his home last week. They also charged Felipe with criminal sexual contact and child endangerment, however, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez noted. “The investigation found the defendant met the victim at a West New York…
Woman, 22, Tells Authorities She Was Sexually Assaulted In JC By Stranger Who Picked Her Up Woman, 22, Tells Authorities She Was Sexually Assaulted In JC By Stranger Who Picked Her Up
Woman, 22, Tells Authorities She Was Sexually Assaulted In JC By Stranger Who Picked Her Up A 22-year-old woman told authorities that she was sexually assaulted by a stranger whose car she got into near Jersey City's Journal Square. The woman told police she voluntarily got into a white vehicle after the stranger approached her around 7 a.m. Sunday, June 2, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. The driver then headed to the area of Eighth and dead-ended Division Street by the Roberto Clemente Sports Complex in the shadow of the New Jersey Turnpike overpass, she said. It was there, the woman told police, that she was sexually assaulted, Suarez said. A person of intere…
US Marshals Capture NJ Man In VA For Attempted Murder, Sex Assault Of 2 Victims: Prosecutor US Marshals Capture NJ Man In VA For Attempted Murder, Sex Assault Of 2 Victims: Prosecutor
US Marshals Capture NJ Man In VA For Attempted Murder, Sex Assault Of 2 Victims: Prosecutor A 46-year-old New Jersey man was arrested by US Marshals in Virginia on Wednesday, June 5 for attempted murder and accusations he sexually assaulted two people including a juvenile, authorities said. Caream Davis, of Irvington, NJ was arrested in Richmond, VA following the assaults on an adult and a juvenile on Monday, June 3, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens, II and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers said. Additional details are being withheld to protect the victims, authorities said.  Stephens was charged with with two counts of aggravated sexual a…
NJ Amtrak Employee Lied To Feds Investigating Sleeper Car Sex Assault, DOJ Says NJ Amtrak Employee Lied To Feds Investigating Sleeper Car Sex Assault, DOJ Says
NJ Amtrak Employee Lied To Feds Investigating Sleeper Car Sex Assault, DOJ Says An Amtrak employee from New Jersey has been charged in a federal indictment for lying to federal investigators questioning him about a sexual assault he allegedly carried out on a passenger during a trip from Washington DC to Chicago, authorities said. Maurice Driver, 35, of Gloucester City, NJ, was charged with lying to a federal agent in a five-count indictment unsealed on Tuesday, June 4, U.S. Attorney Matthew M. Graves and Special Agent in Charge Mike Waters of the Amtrak Office of Inspector General Eastern Area Field Office announced. Driver had been working as a lead service atte…
NJ Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Two Girls For Better Part Of Decade NJ Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Two Girls For Better Part Of Decade
NJ Man Sentenced For Sexually Assaulting Two Girls For Better Part Of Decade A 62-year-old Elizabeth man was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Wednesday, March 29, after being convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls in March, authorities said. Ahmed Andre assaulted the girls over the course of eight years, Union County Prosecutor William Daniel said. An investigation began after a referral from the Elizabeth Public School District, Daniel said. Andre began sexually assaulting the girls beginning from when they were nine and 10 years old, Daniel said. Andre was convicted of aggravated sexual assault, four counts of sexual assault, two counts of aggravated…
RECOGNIZE HIM? Authorities Believe Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Struck Elsewhere RECOGNIZE HIM? Authorities Believe Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Struck Elsewhere
Recognize HIM? Authorities Believe Accused Public Masturbator From Englewood Struck Elsewhere A 34-year-old Englewood man charged with masturbating in front of a pre-teen may have also done it elsewhere, authorities said following his arrest. Dawid S. Iwaszek “exposed himself and masturbated in public while in the presence of a juvenile under the age of 13” on Thursday, May 23, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The Polish-born Iwaszek was arrested on Saturday, charged with criminal sexual assault, child endangerment and lewdness and sent to the Bergen County Jail. A judge released him the next day pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensa…
NJ Rapist Told 15-Year-Old They Can Do It Again If She's 'Not A Snitch,' Police Papers Say NJ Rapist Told 15-Year-Old They Can Do It Again If She's 'Not A Snitch,' Police Papers Say
NJ Rapist Told 15-Year-Old They Can Do It Again If She's 'Not A Snitch,' Police Papers Say Disturbing details have come to light in the case of a 41-year-old man arrested for sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl this month in North Jersey. According to the affidavit for probable cause obtained by Daily Voice, Solomon Blay was in a white SUV when he approached his victim, who was walking home from school. Blay called the girl over to his vehicle, asked her age, and if she wanted a ride home, police papers said. She agreed, but instead of taking the girl home, Blay took her to his home, a basement of a home on Brighton Street in Union, the affidavit says. ** WARNING: The followi…
Man Charged With Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Juvenile Victim In NJ, Police Say Man Charged With Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Juvenile Victim In NJ, Police Say
Man Charged With Kidnapping, Sexually Assaulting Juvenile Victim In NJ, Police Say A 41-year-old Union man has been arrested on accusations he sexually assaulted a minor, authorities announced.  Solomon Blay was arrested on Wednesday, May 8 in Newark and charged with one count first-degree kidnapping by unlawful confinement, one count first-degree aggravated sexual assault, one count second-degree sexual assault, one count third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, and one count fourth-degree criminal sexual contact, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel said. The arrest stemmed from a referral to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victi…
Probe Of Bergen Girl's Beating Uncovers 5-Year String Of Sex Assaults On Another: Prosecutor Probe Of Bergen Girl's Beating Uncovers 5-Year String Of Sex Assaults On Another: Prosecutor
Probe Of Bergen Girl's Beating Uncovers 5-Year String Of Sex Assaults On Another: Prosecutor Detectives who arrested a man for beating a 7-year-old child in Rochelle Park with a belt discovered that he'd sexually abused another youngster over a five-year period beginning when she was 8, authorities said. The New Jersey Division of Child Protection & Permanency pointed them toward Milton Guallpa-Guaman, a 45-year-old Ecuadorian national, following the alleged April beating, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. The Special Victims Unit detectives were investigating the accusations when they also learned of "a disclosure made by an additional juvenile alleging sexual assau…
Newark Man Gets Two Life Sentences For Sexually Abusing Children: Prosecutor Newark Man Gets Two Life Sentences For Sexually Abusing Children: Prosecutor
Newark Man Gets Two Life Sentences For Sexually Abusing Children: Prosecutor A 42-year-old Newark man was sentenced on Friday, May 3, to two consecutive life sentences for sexually abusing three children, authorities said. The man, whose name is being withheld by the Essex County Prosecutor's Office to protect the identity of the victims, was convicted in Dec. 2022 of  27 counts of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of three children, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens said. The man abused the children, who ranged from seven to 13 years old for years, prosecutors said. When the older two victims finally disclosed what the man had been d…
Woman Raped With Child Present In Fairview, Guatemalan National Jailed, Held For ICE Woman Raped With Child Present In Fairview, Guatemalan National Jailed, Held For ICE
Woman Raped With Child Present In Fairview, Guatemalan National Jailed, Held For ICE Federal authorities have moved to take custody of a 25-year-old Guatemalan immigrant who was charged with raping a woman in Fairview with a child present. Bylly Xilox Aquino, 25, remained held in the Bergen County Jail on Wednesday, May 1, on a detainer filed by ICE. Aquino, who's married, has been on Anderson Avenue just off Kamena Street, records show. Fairview police seized him after a woman said he held her down on a bed, then raped and sodomized her in the presence of a child, according to a complaint on file in Superior Court in Hackensack. The woman required medical attention after…
Undocumented Englewood Resident Becomes Second Charged With Child Sex Assault This Week Undocumented Englewood Resident Becomes Second Charged With Child Sex Assault This Week
Undocumented Englewood Resident Becomes Second Charged With Child Sex Assault This Week Federal immigration agents seized a 49-year-old Mexican national who local authorities said sexually assaulted a pre-teen in Englewood. Abel Garcia Landeros became the second undocumented immigrant living in the city who was charged with a child sex crime this week. SEE: Guatemalan National Held By Feds Charged With Raping Pre-Teen In Englewood Landeros was charged with sexual assault and child endangerment by Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella’s Special Victims Unit after city police arrested him in Englewood. He'd just been booked into the Bergen County Jail on Thursday, April 25 whe…
Guatemalan National Held By Feds Charged With Raping Pre-Teen In Englewood Guatemalan National Held By Feds Charged With Raping Pre-Teen In Englewood
Guatemalan National Held By Feds Charged With Raping Pre-Teen In Englewood A 21-year-old Guatemalan national seized by federal authorities has been charged with raping a pre-teen in Englewood last summer. Melvin Zacarias-Esquivel, who's been living in an apartment over a Colombian restaurant on West Palisade Avenue, remained in federal custody at the Elizabeth detention center on Friday, April 26, records show. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Friday that members of his Special Victims Unit charged Melvin Zacarias-Esquivel with aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment for forcibly having intercourse with the victim. They then served him with a c…
Former Middle School Teacher From North Bergen Sexually Assaulted Student: Prosecutor Former Middle School Teacher From North Bergen Sexually Assaulted Student: Prosecutor
Former Middle School Teacher From North Bergen Sexually Assaulted Student: Prosecutor A 32-year-old former teacher from North Bergen has been charged with sexually assaulting a student at Carteret Middle School, authorities said. Jeffrey Munguia was also charged on Wednesday, April 24 with endangering the welfare of a child, according to Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Carterest Police Chief Dennis McFadden.  The investigation revealed that Munguia was the victim’s teacher at Carteret Middle School when the incident occurred in 2022, they said. He was arrested without incident on Wednesday. The investigation is active and continuing. An…
Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted In Fairview, Cliffside Over Few Years, Authorities Charge Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted In Fairview, Cliffside Over Few Years, Authorities Charge
Pre-Teen Sexually Assaulted In Fairview, Cliffside Over Few Years, Authorities Charge A 37-year-old man sexually assaulted a pre-teenage girl both in Fairview and Cliffside Park over the past few years, authorities charged. Arturo Velazco, a Dominican national living on 3rd Street off Anderson Avenue in Fairview, sexually assaulted the youngster multiple times between November 2021 and November 2022, authorities charged. She was under 13 at the time and still was when she was sexually assaulted again between June and November last year, they said. Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Velazco was charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and child endanger…
NJ HS Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Student Freed From Jail Until Trial NJ HS Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Student Freed From Jail Until Trial
NJ HS Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Student Freed From Jail Until Trial A Mercer County high school teacher accused of sexually assaulting a student several times at a Monmouth County wildlife preserve was released from jail to await her trial, authorities said. A judge denied a request on Wednesday, Apr. 17 to keep 37-year-old Jessica Sawicki of Point Pleasant Beach in jail through her trial, a Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office spokesperson said. She was charged with five counts of second-degree sexual assault and five counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. Sawicki was arrested on Monday, Apr. 8, according to an affidavit obtai…
Bergen Man Charged With 2010 Pre-Teen Sex Assault Bergen Man Charged With 2010 Pre-Teen Sex Assault
Bergen Man Charged With 2010 Pre-Teen Sex Assault A Midland Park man was charged with sexually assaulting a pre-teen in Wyckoff in 2010. Donato Avolio, now 35, was in his early 20s when he sexually assaulted the youngster, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Wyckoff police notified his Special Victims Unit of the allegation on March 27, Musella said. An arrest warrant was drawn up the following day charging Avolio with second-degree sexual assault of a victim under 13, he said. A manhunt that lasted nearly three weeks ended with the single, Italian-born Avolio’s arrest in Clifton on Tuesday, April 16, the prosecutor said. He has…
2 Complete Strangers Sexually Assaulted By Man In Irvington At Knifepoint: Prosecutor 2 Complete Strangers Sexually Assaulted By Man In Irvington At Knifepoint: Prosecutor
2 Complete Strangers Sexually Assaulted By Man In Irvington At Knifepoint: Prosecutor A 31-year-old Irvington man was arrested on Wednesday, April 10 and charged with sexually assaulting two women at knifepoint, authorities said. Marquise Jones assaulted the first victim, a stranger, at 25 Park Pl. Tuesday, March 26, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and Irvington Public Safety Director Tracy Bowers said. The woman had been taken to St. Michael's Hospital, where she told police a struggle had ensued for Jones' knife, at which point he cut her hands, police said. On April 10, a second victim reported being sexually assaulted at knifepoint by a m…
Clifton Man Used Messenger Service To Meet Kids For Sex: Morris County Prosecutor Clifton Man Used Messenger Service To Meet Kids For Sex: Morris County Prosecutor
Clifton Man Used Messenger Service To Meet Kids For Sex: Morris County Prosecutor A 41-year-old Clifton man was arrested and charged after he used a messenger service to make plans to meet children for sex in Morris County, authorities said.  Last month, Brian Stewart engaged in sexual communications with two children on KIK Messenger and made plans to meet up with them in Boontown Township for the purpose of having sexual intercourse, Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said. Stewart used the handle "Brian Being Brian" on KIK, authorities said. He was charged with two counts of luring, four counts of attempted aggravate sexual assault, attempted endangerin…
Elizabeth Man Who Raped Minor Captured After 18 Years In Florida: Prosecutor Elizabeth Man Who Raped Minor Captured After 18 Years In Florida: Prosecutor
Elizabeth Man Who Raped Minor Captured After 18 Years In Florida: Prosecutor An Elizabeth man on the lamb for 18 years for sexually assaulting a minor was arrested in Florida on Tuesday, April 9, authorities said. Hellarion Meneses was busted in Kissimmee, Fla. after he sexually assaulted a minor under the age of 13 between 2004 and 2006, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves, and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca said.  Meneses had fled Union County after being charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, authorities said. He was arrested by the Osceola C…
NJ Teacher Admits Having Unprotected Sex With Student 5X Or More: Affidavit NJ Teacher Admits Having Unprotected Sex With Student 5X Or More: Affidavit
NJ Teacher Admits Having Unprotected Sex With Student 5X Or More: Affidavit A Mercer County high school teacher admitted to sexually assaulting a student multiple times times in a vehicle at a Monmouth County wildlife preserve, according to police paperwork obtained by Daily Voice. Jessica Sawicki, 37, of Point Pleasant, was arrested on Monday, Apr. 8, and charged with five counts of second-degree sexual assault and five counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. New Jersey Fish and Wildlife officers found Sawicki and the victim "in states of undress" in the back of the victim's car at Assunpink Wildlife Management Area in Upper…
Bayonne Man, 38, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Underage Girls Bayonne Man, 38, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Underage Girls
Child Sex Assault Predator Pedophile Bayonne A 38-year-old Bayonne man was charged with sexually assaulting four underage girls. Anthony Lashley, 38, assaulted the teens “on multiple occasions between 2017 and 2024 in Jersey City and Bayonne,” Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said on Tuesday, April 16. All four were under 18 at the time, the prosecutor said. Authorities arrested Lashley this past Feb. 22 in connection with two alleged victims, Suarez said. An investigation turned up two more, she said, for which he was charged on April 9. Suarez didn’t say why she waited a week to announce it. Lashley, meanwhile, remained he…
Elizabeth Man Sexually Assaulted Children: Prosecutor Elizabeth Man Sexually Assaulted Children: Prosecutor
Elizabeth Man Sexually Assaulted Children: Prosecutor A 68-year-old Elizabeth man was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting two minors on Wednesday, April 10, between 2013 and 2021, authorities said. Luis Pauta Matute a.k.a. "Don Luis" was arrested after referrals to the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit from the Roselle Police Department in Dec. 2023 and Kenilworth Police Department in March 2024, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel, Elizabeth Police Director Earl Graves, and Elizabeth Police Chief Giacomo Sacca said. He was charged with four counts of aggravated sexual assault, three…