MONTCLAIR, NJ MAN CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT, KIDNAPPING, AND POSSESSION OF A WEAPON
For Immediate Release:
March 31, 2023
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of FOKAM PARFAIT (DOB: 1/27/1998; single; unemployed) of Montclair, NJ on charges of aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, and possession of a weapon. 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 Saddle Brook Police Department under the direction of Officer-In-Charge Captain John Zotollo, Jr.
On Friday, March 24, 2023, the Saddle Brook Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding an alleged robbery and sexual assault. The Prosecutor’s Office was informed that the suspect brandished a handgun and sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing the scene on a motorcycle. An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Saddle Brook Police Department revealed that FOKAM PARFAIT sexually assaulted multiple victims while in possession of a handgun on more than one occasion in Saddle Brook, NJ. The investigation also revealed that FOKAM PARFAIT kidnapped and sexually assaulted a separate victim in Saddle Brook, NJ on one occasion.
As a result of the investigation, on Friday, March 31, 2023, FOKAM PARFAIT was arrested in Paramus, NJ and charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault with a weapon, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a(4); first-degree aggravated sexual assault by physical force, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a(6); first-degree attempted aggravated sexual assault with a weapon, N.J.S.A. 2C:5-2/2C:14-2a(4); first-degree kidnapping, N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1(b)1; two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5(b); and two counts of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, N.J.S.A. 2C:39-4(a). PARFAIT 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 Saddle Brook Police Department, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, Clifton Police Department, and the Montclair Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
This investigation, led by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, is ongoing. Anyone who believes they may have been a victim of sexual assault is encouraged to contact the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Tip Line at (201) 226-5532.