OLGA RODRIGUEZ OF BRONX, NY CHARGED WITH WITNESS TAMPERING

TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA

FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL

DATE: OCTOBER 20, 2016

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of OLGA RODRIGUEZ (DOB: 2/08/1984) of 3044 Wallace Avenue, Apt. 5A, Bronx, New York on a charge of Witness Tampering. The arrest is 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 Fairview Police Department under the direction of Chief Martin KAHN.

On Monday, October 18, 2016, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that the victim of an Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact investigation was being coerced to recant allegations previously made to law enforcement officers so that charges filed against the defendant in that investigation would be dismissed. As a result of the information received, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and Fairview Police Department initiated an investigation during which several individuals associated with the original investigation were interviewed regarding possible witness tampering.

As a result of the investigation, Olga RODRIGUEZ was arrested on Tuesday, October 19, 2016 and charged with violating one count of Witness Tampering, N.J.S.A. 2C:28-5a.(2), a 3rd degree crime. The Honorable Mary F. THURBER, J.S.C. set bail at $5,000.00 with a ten percent option. As conditions of bail, Olga RODRIGUEZ is to have no contact with the victim. RODRIGUEZ is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal states that this charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt and would also like to thank the Fairview Police Department for their assistance in this investigation. -2-

BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE

CHARGE INFORMATION FORM

DEFENDANT: OLGA RODRIGUEZ DOB: 02/08/1984

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 3044 WALLACE AVENUE, APT. 5A, BRONX, NY

MARITAL STATUS: SINGLE

OCCUPATION: GYM OWNER

ARREST INFORMATION

DATE OF ARREST: 10/19/2016

PLACE OF ARREST/TOWN: FAIRVIEW, NEW JERSEY

AGENCIES EFFECTING ARREST: BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE,

SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT

FAIRVIEW POLICE DEPARTMENT

CHARGE AND STATUTE CITATIONS

ONE (1) COUNT OF WITNESS TAMPERING N.J.S.A. 2C:28-5A(2) – 3rd DEGREE CRIME

ARRAIGNMENT INFORMATION

ARRAIGNMENT DATE: 10/31/2016 TIME: 8:30 A.M.

JUDGE: HONORABLE MARY THURBER, P.J.M.C. - CENTRAL JUDICIAL PROCESSING – BERGEN COUNTY, NJ

BAIL AMOUNT & CONDITIONS: $5,000.00 WITH A TEN PERCENT OPTION

NO CONTACT WITH THE VICTIM

MUST SURRENDER PASSPORT

PRESENT STATUS: REMANDED TO THE BERGEN COUNTY JAIL

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