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Former East Rutherford man had 6-month-old son in motel room for prostitute’s visit, Lyndhurst police charge

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EXCLUSIVE REPORT: A former East Rutherford ex-con had his 6-month-old son with him while he was serviced by a prostitute in a Lyndhurst hotel room, then wheeled the boy to a 7-Eleven for a 4 a.m. snack, authorities told CLIFFVIEW PILOT.

A patrol officer followed 34-year-old Christopher Wady of Cherry Hill as he pushed the baby stroller into the Rutherford Avenue convenience store before dawn Saturday and noticed that he was under the influence of some type of drug, Capt. John Valente said.

Wady a short time earlier had a prostitute come to his room at the nearby Courtyard by Marriott with the baby there, Valente said.

A search of the room turned up a hypodermic syringe, he said.

Local workers with the state Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCCP) responded to police headquarters, summoned the boy’s mother and placed him with her, Valente said.

The case was being referred to DCPP’s Camden County office, he said.

Wady, meanwhile, remained held on $100,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with child endangerment and possession of the syringe.


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