HARRY HALVORSEN CHARGED WITH SEX ASSAULT AND DWI ASSAULT BY AUTO
TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR JOHN L. MOLINELLI
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of 25 year old, Harry Halvorsen, III, of Wallington, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and DWI Assault by Auto. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Major Crimes Unit under the direction of Acting Chief Carmen MARTINO, the Elmwood Park Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Michael FOLIGNO and the Saddle Brook Police Department under the direction of Chief Robert J. KUGLER.
On April 22, 2014, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office and the Elmwood Park Police Department arrested Harry Halverson, III, as a result of an investigation that began on March 12, 2014. On that date, HALVORSEN was involved in a two-car motor vehicle collision, which had occurred on Route 46 East, near its intersection with Henry Street. A passenger in HALVORSENíS vehicle suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the collision. On that date, HALVORSEN, who was unlicensed, was charged with one (1) count of being involved in a motor vehicle accident which resulted in serious bodily injury while unlicensed or suspended. HALVORSEN was subsequently charged, on March 18, 2014, with one (1) count of Assault by Auto and one (1) count of Hindering.
During the course of the investigation, it was determined that prior to the collision, HALVORSEN had engaged in sexual activity with a victim whom he knew or should have known was physically helpless or mentally incapacitated. The sexual assault occurred in Saddle Brook, New Jersey.
Harry HALVERSON, III was charged with one (1) count each of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Assault by Auto while in violation of R.S. 39:4-50 (DWI). Bail for Mr. HALVERSON was set by the Honorable John A. Conte, J.S.C., at $300,000.00 with no ten percent option and with no contact with the victim as a condition of bail. Mr. HALVERSON was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail pending his first appearance in Bergen County Central Municipal Court which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on May 2, 2014.
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 would also like to thank the Elmwood Park and Saddle Brook Police Departments for their assistance in this investigation.
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM
DEFENDANT: HARRY HALVERSON, III DOB: 12/23/1988
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 157 ANDERSON AVENUE, APT. 2, WALLINGTON, NJ
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
DATE OF ARREST: 4/22/14
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTORíS OFFICE, MAJOR CRIMES / FAIU
ELMWOOD PARK POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ONE (1) COUNT OF AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2A(7)- 1ST DEGREE CRIME
ONE (1) COUNT OF ASSAULT BY AUTO WHILE IN VIOLATION OF R.S. 39:4-50 IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1C(2)- 3RD DEGREE CRIME
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 5/2/14 at 1:30 p.m.
JUDGE: BERGEN COUNTY CENTRAL MUNICIPAL COURT
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $300,000.00, NO 10%, NO CONTACT WITH VICTIM
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO BERGEN COUNTY JAIL IN LIEU OF BAIL
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