JONATHAN WORTHINGTON 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 JONATHAN R. WORTHINGTON (DOB: 05/21/1959) of 5 Wingra Avenue, Rutherford, 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 Carmen MARTINO and the Cliffside Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Richard GAITO.

On March 4, 2015, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, and the Cliffside Park Police Department arrested Jonathan R. WORTHINGTON after learning that he engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with a seven (7) year old female acquaintance. The victim’s father learned of the inappropriate sexual activity and contacted the Cliffside Park Police Department who then notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. Arrangements were made for the victim to be interviewed by a detective from the Special Victims Unit at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in Paramus, New Jersey. During that interview, the victim provided specific details regarding what had occurred with Mr. WORTHINGTON. The ensuing investigation resulted in the arrest of Mr. WORTHINGTON.

Jonathan R. WORTHINGTON was charged with one (1) count each of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Bail for Mr. WORTHINGTON was set by the Honorable Edward A. Jerejian, J.S.C., at $100,000.00 with no ten percent option, no contact with the victim and the surrender of his passport as a condition of bail. Mr. WORTHINGTON posted bail at the Cliffside Park Police Department and was released.

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 Cliffside Park Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: JONATHAN R. WORTHINGTON DOB: 05/21/1959
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 5 WINGRA AVENUE, RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
OCCUPATION: CONSTRUCTION CONSULTANT

ARREST INFORMATION
DATE OF ARREST: 03/04/2015
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: 5 WINGRA AVENUE, RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST:
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
CLIFFSIDE PARK 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 INFORMATION
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 03/05/2015
JUDGE: HONORABLE MICHAEL SHULALA, J.M.C.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $100,000.00 NO 10%, NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM AND SURRENDER PASSPORT
PRESENT STATUS: RELEASED ON BAIL



JONATHAN R. WORTHINGTON
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VICTOR SCOTT 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 VICTOR SCOTT (DOB: 01/01/1954) of 7268 Cedarcrest Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, 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 Carmen MARTINO and the Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Lawrence SUFFERN.

On March 2, 2015, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department, with the assistance of the Polk County Sheriff’s Department, arrested Victor SCOTT after learning that he engaged in inappropriate sexual activity on numerous occasions with a fifteen (15) year old female acquaintance. The victim was between the ages of nine (9) and eleven (11) years old when the inappropriate sexual activity occurred but only recently disclosed to law enforcement authorities what had taken place. The victim’s father recently discovered Internet communications between the victim and Mr. Scott which led him to believe that inappropriate sexual activity had taken place in the past. He then contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and arrangements were made for the victim to be interviewed by detectives from the Special Victims Unit and the Englewood Police Department at the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office in Paramus. During that interview, the victim provided specific details regarding what had occurred with Mr. SCOTT. During the ensuing investigation, it was also learned that Mr. Scott had possibly moved to a location in Lakeland, Florida. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department contacted the Polk County Sheriff’s Department to confirm that Mr. Scott now resided in Lakeland, and with the assistance of that agency arrested Mr. SCOTT.

Victor SCOTT was charged with one (1) count each of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Bail for Mr. SCOTT will be set at a later date. Mr. SCOTT was remanded to the Polk County Jail pending an extradition hearing.

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 Englewood Police Department and the Polk County Sheriff’s Department for their assistance in this investigation.

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: VICTOR SCOTT DOB: 01/01/1954

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 7268 CEDARCREST BOULEVARD, LAKELAND, FL.
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: UNEMPLOYED

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 03/02/2015

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
ENGLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT
POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT IN VIOLATION OF N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2A(1)-1ST DEGREE CRIME

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-3RD DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: TO BE DETERMINED

JUDGE: TO BE DETERMINED

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: TO BE DETERMINED

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO POLK COUNTY JAIL PENDING AN EXTRADITION HEARING

VICTOR SCOTT
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