MIDLAND PARK, NJ MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT BY SEXUAL CONTACT AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD
For Immediate Release:
July 17, 2023
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JONATHAN BARRIOS (DOB: 6/30/1996; single; licensed social worker) of Saddle Brook, NJ 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 Jason Love and the Midland Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Powderley.
On Thursday, May 25, 2023, the Midland Park Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Midland Park Police Department revealed that JONATHAN BARRIOS sexually assaulted the victim in Midland Park, NJ.
As a result of the investigation, on Friday, July 14, 2023, JONATHAN BARRIOS was arrested in Saddle Brook, NJ and charged with second-degree sexual assault by sexual contact, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b; and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a. BARRIOS was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. He would like to thank the Midland Park Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.