TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: OCTOBER 5, 2016
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. GREWAL announced the arrest of 36- year-old BARRINGTON C. HIBBERT of Paterson, New Jersey on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest came about as the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit, under the direction of Officer-in-Charge, Deputy Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, and the Paramus Police Department, under the direction of Chief Kenneth R. EHRENBERG.
On Thursday, September 29, 2016, the Paramus Police Department received a report of a juvenile female that had been touched inappropriately in Paramus, N.J. by Barrington C. HIBBERT. The Paramus Police Department notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victims Unit and a joint investigation ensued.
As a result of interviews and the investigation, Barrington C. HIBBERT was arrested and charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault, 2C:14-2a(2)(C), a 1st degree crime and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, 2C:24-4a, a 2nd degree crime. The Honorable Margeret M. Foti, J.S.C. of Bergen County set bail at $250,000.00 with no ten percent option. As conditions of bail, Barrington C. HIBBERT is to have no contact with the victim or victim’s family and must surrender his passport. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail. He is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Friday, October 14, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal 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 Paramus Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE CHARGE INFORMATION FORM
DEFENDANT 1: BARRINGTON C. HIBBERT DOB: 05/11/1980
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: PATERSON, NEW JERSEY
MARITAL STATUS: MARRIED
OCCUPATION: I.T. ENGINEER
DATE OF ARREST: 09/30/2016
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: PARAMUS, NEW JERSEY
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE, SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT PARAMUS POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ONE COUNT OF AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT (2C:14-2a(2)(C)) – 1st DEGREE CRIME ONE COUNT OF ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD (2C:24-4A) – 2nd DEGREE CRIME
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 10/14/2016 TIME: 8:30 A.M.
JUDGE: HONORABLE ROY F. MCGEADY, P.J.M.C. - CENTRAL JUDICIAL PROCESSING – BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $250,000.00 WITH NO TEN PERCENT OPTION, NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM OR FAMILY, MUST SURRENDER PASSPORT
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL
BARRINGTON C. HIBBERT