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Dominican National, 66, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Teaneck Pre-Teen

Arcadio Garcia
Arcadio Garcia Photo Credit: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

A Dominican national living in Teaneck sexually assaulted a pre-teen, authorities charged.

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said Teaneck police contacted detectives with his Special Victims Unit on Monday “regarding the sexual assault of a child under the age of thirteen” by Arcadio Garcia, 66.

They quickly took Garcia into custody on Tuesday and charged him with aggravated sexual assault of a minor and child endangerment, Musella said.

Garcia, who is unemployed, remained held Wednesday in the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

ICE hadn't requested a detainer as of Wednesday, indicating there weren't any immediate residency concerns.

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NOTE: Authorities warn parents that those who rape, molest or otherwise sexually assault young children are often known to the family -- and at times exhibit warning signs that such behavior is possible.

They urge parents or guardians to never leave their youngsters with any adult in whom they don't have 100% trust and confidence.

They also remind loved ones to always remain attentive to indications from their children of discomfort with a particular adult -- or signs that they may have been abused.

If you suspect anyone has harmed your child, contact authorities immediately.

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