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Clifton Man Charged With Hitting Child

Lee Russy
Lee Russy Photo Credit: PASSAIC COUNTY PROSECUTOR

A 47-year-old Clifton man was charged with hitting a child, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announced.

"On September 9, 2020, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office received a report of an 11-year-old child who was examined by a pediatrician for certain injuries," Valdes said in a release.

"The child was brought to the pediatrician because the child disclosed being assaulted by Mr. Russy at a residence and in a motor vehicle, both in the City of Clifton," the prosecutor said.

"During the investigation, Prosecutor’s Office detectives interviewed the victim and multiple witnesses resulting in Mr. Russy’s arrest," Valdes added.

"Mr. Russy was arrested on June 10, 2021 after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit," the prosecutor said in the release.

Following his arrest, Mr. Russy appeared in Central Judicial Processing Court and was released on pre-trial monitoring, Valdes said.

He is charged with one count of aggravated assault and child endangerment.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this story misidentified the offense.

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