Press Release


For Immediate Release:
May 12, 2023

Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the conviction of ALEJANDRO VELASQUEZ-MARTINEZ of Morristown, NJ for aggravated sexual assault on a minor. On May 12, 2023, following a four-day jury trial before the Honorable Nina Remson, J.S.C., in Bergen County Superior Court, VELASQUEZ-MARTINEZ was convicted of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.

At trial, the State presented six witnesses, including two expert witnesses, and successfully argued that on the morning of August 19, 2019, VELASQUEZ-MARTINEZ committed aggravated sexual assault on a minor under 13 years of age while he was doing tile repairs in her family’s home in Demarest.

The State was represented by Assistant Prosecutors Meredith Kunz and Katie McLaughlin of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, with the assistance of Detectives Christina Ferencevych and David Dermody. The defendant was represented by Scott D. Finckenauer, Esq.

Prosecutor Musella thanks Assistant Prosecutors Kunz and McLaughlin for their zealous advocacy and efforts to bring justice for the victim and her family. Prosecutor Musella also commends the detectives of the BCPO’s Special Victims Unit as well as members of the Demarest Police Department for their skill and professionalism in investigating this matter.

The defendant faces a minimum of 25 years without parole in New Jersey State Prison at sentencing, which is scheduled for August 4, 2023, before Judge Remson.