EDUARDO ROMERO CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT AND CHILD ENDANGERMENT
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of EDUARDO ROMERO (DOB: 2/1/84) of 28 Grand Street, Apt. 1, Garfield, New Jersey on charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit under the direction of Chief Steven CUCCINIELLO and the Garfield Police Department under the direction of Chief Kevin AMOS.
On March 10, 2014, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and the Garfield Police Department arrested Eduardo ROMERO after learning that he engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with an eleven (11) year old female acquaintance. The victim disclosed to a relative that she engaged in sexual activity with Mr. ROMERO on several occasions during the past five (5) months. The Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCP&P) and the Garfield Police Department were both notified and arrangements were made for the victim to be interviewed by a detective from the Special Victims Unit (SVU) at the Bergen County Prosecutorís Office in Paramus. During that interview, the victim confirmed the information she previously disclosed to a relative and the ensuing investigation resulted in the arrest of Mr. ROMERO.
Eduardo ROMERO was charged with one (1) count each of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Bail for Mr. ROMERO was set by the Honorable William R. DeLorenzo Jr., J.S.C., at $100,000.00 with no ten percent option and no contact with the victim as a condition of bail. Mr. ROMERO was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.
Prosecutor Molinelli states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and he would like to thank the Garfield Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM
DEFENDANT: EDUARDO ROMERO DOB: 2/1/84
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 28 GRAND STREET, APT. 1, GARFIELD, NJ
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT: SANTONIíS PIZZA, GARFIELD
DATE OF ARREST: 3/10/14
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
GARFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ONE (1) COUNT OF SEXUAL ASSAULT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2B-2ND DEGREE CRIME
ONE (1) COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A-2ND DEGREE CRIME
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 3/26/14
JUDGE: THE HONORABLE GIUSEPPE RANDAZZO, J.M.C.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $100,000.00, NO 10%, NO CONTACT WITH VICTIM
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL
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