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Contractor Convicted of Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Minor in her family’s home in Demarest

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Demarest NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the conviction of ALEJANDRO VELASQUEZ-MARTINEZ of Morristown, NJ for aggravated sexual assault on a minor. On May 12, 2023, following a four-day jury trial before the Honorable Nina Remson, J.S.C., in Bergen County Superior Court, VELASQUEZ-MARTINEZ was convicted of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.

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International Fugitive Extradited to the US to Face 2014 Sexual Assault Charges in Englewood

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Englewood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest and extradition of JESUS RESTREPO (DOB: 01/26/1966) formerly of Englewood, NJ on aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child charges.

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Maywood Man Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault

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Maywood NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of LUIS AUCANCELA BARBECHO (DOB: 2/04/1994; single; assistant team leader) of Maywood, NJ on charges of aggravated 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 Jason Love and the Maywood Police Department under the direction of Chief Terence Kenny.

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Construction Worker Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Fair Lawn Minor

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Fair Lawn NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ELKANA GONZALEZ (DOB:06/21/1998; single; construction worker) of 9 Clinton Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey on charges of sexual assault and child endangerment. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love, and the Fair Lawn Police Department under the direction of Chief Glen Cauwels.

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Jersey City Police Officer Arrested For Traveling To Atlantic City For an Alleged Ménage à trois with Two Underage Girls

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Jersey City NJ, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that an officer of the Jersey City Police Department was arrested today on charges that he traveled to Atlantic City, N.J., in order to sexually assault two underage girls. The defendant allegedly communicated using a chat app with other adults who indicated they would provide him with access to children he could sexually assault.

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Vice President at Columbia University Charged in Sex with a Minor Case in Woodcliff Lake

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Woodcliff lake NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of MARCELO VELEZ (DOB: 09/06/1964; married; Columbia University Vice President of University Facilities) of 43 Woodland Drive, Woodcliff Lake, NJ on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault By Sexual Contact and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Woodcliff Lake Police Department under the direction of Chief John Burns.

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Lodi Police Rescue Women Held Captive

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Lodi NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JAMES MCAROW (DOB: 03/31/1995; single; unemployed) of 221 Westervelt Place, 2nd Floor, Lodi, NJ on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Restraint, and Simple 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 Lodi Police Department under the direction of Chief Donald Scorzetti.

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PARAMUS MAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT, AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of WINSTON SANTOS (DOB: 10/25/1982; married; truck mechanic) of Paramus, NJ, on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Paramus Police Department under the direction of Chief Kenneth Ehrenberg.

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GUTTENBERG MAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD IN PARAMUS

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Paramus NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ANDRES SOLIS (DOB: 02/04/1990; single; construction worker) of 325 70th Street, Guttenburg, NJ on charges of Aggravated 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 Fort Lee Police Department under the direction of Chief Matthew J. Hintze.

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, PARAMEDIC CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT, CHILD PORN, AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD

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Twp.of Washington NJ, Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of CESAR FALLAS-URENA (DOB: 04/19/1985; married; and employed as a paramedic) of 306 Walnut Street, Washington Township, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault By Sexual Contact, Manufacturing Child Pornography, 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 Washington Township Police Department under the direction of Chief Glenn Hooper.

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Mahwah Assistant fire Chief Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Minor

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Mahwah NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of BRIAN POTTER (DOB: 07/20/1977; Single; Department of Public Works employee) Mahwah assistant fire chief ,of 16 Island Road, Mahwah, New Jersey, on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact 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 (“BCPO”) under the direction of Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, and the Mahwah Police Department under the direction of Chief James BATELLI.

On July 4, 2017, the Mahwah Police Department and the BCPO received information that a ten-year-old victim was inappropriately touched by Brian POTTER in March 2017 in Mahwah, New Jersey.

Following subsequent investigation, Brian POTTER was arrested on Friday, July 7, 2017 in Paramus, New Jersey, and charged with violating one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a(1), a 1st degree crime, one count of Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b, a 2nd degree crime, and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a., a 2nd degree crime. POTTER was lodged in the Bergen County Jail pending his arraignment, and is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Friday, July 7, 2017 at 1:30p.m.

Bergen County 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 Mahwah Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

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MAN CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE CRIMES RELATED TO AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN MIDLAND PARK, NJ

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WEYAM RUSHDI OF JERSEY CITY CHARGED WITH MULTIPLE CRIMES RELATED TO AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN MIDLAND PARK, NJ

December 13,2016

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Midland Park NJ, Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal has announced the arrest of WEYAM RUSHDI (DOB: 09/22/1980; single; and a student) of 33 Hudson Street, Apt. 2202 West, Jersey City, NJ on multiple charges in connection with an aggravated sexual assault that took place in Midland Park, NJ during the early morning hours of December 11, 2016. 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 Midland Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael POWDERLEY.

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that an adult female victim walked into Midland Park Police Department and reported that she was physically and sexually assaulted in her residence by an intruder. An investigation by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit and Midland Park Police Department ensued.

As a result of the investigation, Weyam RUSHDI was arrested on Sunday, December 11, 2016 in Waldwick, New Jersey, and charged with the following offenses: one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault with a weapon, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14- 2a(4), a 1st degree crime; one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault during the commission of a Burglary, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a(3), a 1st degree crime; onecount of Kidnapping, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1b(2), a 1st degree crime; one count of Armed Burglary, N.J.S.A. 2C:18-2b, a 2nd degree crime; one count of Aggravated Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1b(1), a 2nd degree crime; one count of Terroristic Threats, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3a, a 3rd degree crime; one count of Terroristic Threats, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3b, a 3rd degree crime; one count of Possession of a Weapon with an Unlawful Purpose, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4d, a 3rd degree crime; and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5c, a 4th degree crime. The Honorable Walter F. SKROD, J.S.C. of Bergen County set bail at $2,000,000.00 with no ten percent option. As conditions of bail, RUSHDI is to have no contact with the victim and surrender his passport. RUSHDI is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a firstappearance on Friday, December 23, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal states that the above charges are merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Prosecutor Grewal would also like to thank the Midland Park Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.