TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: OCTOBER 17, 2016
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of 31-year-old AL-QUON HOPKINS of 42 North York Street, Paterson, New Jersey (DOB: 05/04/1985) on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault. 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 Wyckoff Police Department under the direction of Chief David MURPHY.
During the early morning hours of October 17, 2016, the Wyckoff Police Department received a 911 call of a sexual assault that had just occurred at a residence in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The investigation revealed that the victim utilized an online car service for which Al-quon HOPKINS worked as a driver. HOPKINS sexually assaulted the victim in the vicinity of the driveway of the victim’s home. The Wyckoff Police responded to the scene and notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. At that time, a joint investigation commenced.
As a result of the investigation, Al-quon HOPKINS was arrested and charged with one count of Aggravated Sexual Assault, 2C:14-2a(7), a 1st degree crime. The Honorable Susan J. STEELE, P.J.Cr. of Bergen County set bail at $250,000.00 with no ten percent option. As conditions of bail, HOPKINS is to have no contact with the victim, must surrender his passport and cannot work as a livery driver. 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, November 4, 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 Wyckoff Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.
BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
CHARGE INFORMATION FORM
DEFENDANT : AL-QUON HOPKINS DOB: 05/04/1985
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 42 NORTH YORK STREET, PATERSON, NEW
MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE
DATE OF ARREST: 10/17/2016
PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE
AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,
SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
WYCKOFF POLICE DEPARTMENT
CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS
ONE COUNT OF AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT, 2C:14-2a(7) – 1st DEGREE CRIME
ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 11/04/2016 TIME: 1:30 P.M.
JUDGE: THE HONORABLE SUSAN J. STEELE, CENTRAL JUDICIAL PROCESSING – BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.
BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $250,000.00 WITH NO TEN PERCENT OPTION
NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM
MUST SURRENDER PASSPORT
NO EMPLOYMENT AS A LIVERY DRIVER
PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL