TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: FEBRUARY 23, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of ROBERTO MORQUECHO (DOB: 8/07/1984; married; and employed at a glass company) of Palisades Park, New Jersey on a charge of Child Abuse. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert ANZILOTTI, and the Palisades Park Police Department under the direction of Chief Mark JACKSON.
On Wednesday, February 22, 2017, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office was contacted by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency and advised that a 6-year- old female child attended school with injuries to her arm and leg. An investigation was initiated by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victim’s Unit and the Palisade Park Police Department.
As a result of the investigation, MORQUECHO was arrested on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 in Paramus, New Jersey and charged with one count of Child Abuse, in violation of N.J.S.A. 9:6-3, a 4th degree crime. MORQUECHO was released on a Summons and is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on March 6, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.
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 Palisades Park Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.