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Katie Brennan Demands: “‘Hold Accountable Those Who Failed To Take Action’ In Administration”

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Trenton NJ, Following is a statement from Katie Brennan in response to the Select Oversight Committee report issued today:

“The findings of this report confirm what I have known all along–that sexual violence survivors in this state still cannot expect to receive justice. I waved a red flag at every turn of this process, and at every turn, I went unheard. And while my story should cause outrage, what should be even more disturbing is the knowledge that I am only one of countless survivors in our state who have gone voiceless and whose assaulters remain unaccountable. To our lawmakers, you now have a mandate–take meaningful action to create real accountability for perpetrators of sexual violence and for those who would protect them. To the Administration, you have a mandate as well, to hold accountable those who failed to take action or actively protected Al Alvarez. To truly claim the moral authority to implement a strong, pro-women, progressive policy agenda, the individuals in your senior leadership who have been complicit must be held to account.”

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WYCKOFF MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT

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Wyckoff NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of MATTHEW PLOTKIN (DOB: 08/01/1989; single; massage therapist) of Wyckoff, New Jersey, on charges of Sexual Assault. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Allendale Police Department under the direction of Chief George Scherb.

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Uber Driver Charged with Sexual Assault in Bergen County

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Alpine NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of DEARAN BENNETT (DOB: 09/12/1983; single; Uber Driver) of Brooklyn, New York, on charges of Sexual Assault.  The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Alpine Police Department under the direction of Chief Christopher Belcolle.

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Tenafly Swim Instructor Charged With Sexual Assault

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Tenafly NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of KEVIN GUO (DOB: 05/26/1995; single; and employed as a swim instructor) of Tenafly, New Jersey, on charges of Sexual Assault By Sexual Contact and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor=s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Tenafly Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert Chamberlain.

On Saturday, December 22, 2018, the Tenafly Police Department received a report that Kevin GUO engaged in sexual acts with a child under the age of thirteen in Tenafly over the course of two years. As a result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Tenafly Police Department, GUO was arrested on Thursday, December 27, 2018 in Tenafly and charged with two counts of Sexual Assault By Sexual Contact, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2B, a 2nd degree crime, and one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A, a 2nd degree crime. GUO is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would like to thank the Tenafly Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.

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Waldwick Man Charged with Sexual Assault on an Underaged Girl

August 3,2018

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Waldwick NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of JOSE A. PALACIOS RIVAS, (DOB: 12/02/1992; Single; and employed as restaurant food runner) of 32 West Prospect Street, Waldwick, New Jersey, on charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Waldwick Police Department under the direction of Chief Mark Messner.

On Thursday, June 21, 2018, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (“BCPOSVU”) received a report that Jose A. PALACIOS RIVAS, who was then twenty-years-old, had sexual intercourse on multiple occasions with a female who was under the age of sixteen. An investigation by the BCPOSVU and the Waldwick Police Department resulted in the arrest of PALACIOS RIVAS on Tuesday, July 31, 2018. PALACIOS RIVAS was charged with one count of Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C(4), a crime of the 2nd degree and one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a), a crime of the 3rd degree. PALACIOS RIVAS is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 1:30 PM.

Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would like to thank the Waldwick Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.

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PARAMUS IT WORKER CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT, CHILD PORNOGRAPHY AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT

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December 1,2017
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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of JOHN P. HUANG (DOB: 4/10/70; single; and employed as an Information Technology professional) of Paramus, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Production of Child Pornography, Attempted Distribution of Child Pornography, and Possession of Child Pornography. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti.

On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a court-authorized search warrant at the residence of John HUANG during the course of an Internet child pornography investigation. The investigation revealed that John HUANG utilized the Internet to view, possess, and attempt to distribute digital images depicting nude or sexually explicit prepubescent and pubescent children. In addition, the investigation revealed that HUANG endangered the welfare of a child and produced/manufactured child pornography by taking digital pictures of a 10-year-old victim, which were nude or sexually explicit. Furthermore, the investigation revealed that HUANG sexually assaulted the 10-year-old victim.

As a result of the investigation, John HUANG was arrested on November 29, 2017 in Paramus and charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2(a)1, a first degree crime; one count of Production of Child Pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)3, a first degree crime; one count of Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2B, a second degree crime; one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(a)1, a second degree crime; one count of Attempted Distribution of Child Pornography, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(a), a second degree crime; and one count of Possession of Child Pornography in an amount greater than 100 images, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4(b)5(b), a third degree crime. HUANG was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his arraignment, and is scheduled to appear at Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on December 13, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Grewal would also like to thank the municipal police agencies that lend support to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Task Force, and whose personnel assisted with this investigation, namely the Paramus Police Department, the Ramsey Police Department, and the Oradell Police Department.

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KEARNY MAN, CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT IN RIDGEWOOD

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JULY 24, 2017

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Ridgewood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of BRANDON C. RYAN (DOB: 07/30/1994; single; and unemployed) of 161 Devon Street, Kearny, New Jersey on charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti, and the Ridgewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Jacqueline Luthcke.

On July 16, 2017, the Ridgewood Police Department and Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a 15-year old victim was sexually assaulted by Brandon RYAN on the previous day in Ridgewood, New Jersey.

As a result of the investigation, Brandon RYAN was arrested by the Kearny Police Department on Friday, July 21, 2017 and charged with one count of Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c(4), a 2nd degree crime; and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a, a 3rd degree crime. After being processed, Brandon C. RYAN was remanded to the Bergen County Jail, pending a first appearance at the Bergen County Central Judicial Court on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.

Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would also like to thank the Ridgewood Police Department and the Kearny Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.