TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: JULY 24, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of BRANDON C. RYAN (DOB: 07/30/1994; single; and unemployed) of 161 Devon Street, Kearny, New Jersey on charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. 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 Ridgewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Jacqueline Luthcke.
On July 16, 2017, the Ridgewood Police Department and Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a 15-year old victim was sexually assaulted by Brandon RYAN on the previous day in Ridgewood, New Jersey.
As a result of the investigation, Brandon RYAN was arrested by the Kearny Police Department on Friday, July 21, 2017 and charged with one count of Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c(4), a 2nd degree crime; and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a, a 3rd degree crime. After being processed, Brandon C. RYAN was remanded to the Bergen County Jail, pending a first appearance at the Bergen County Central Judicial Court on Monday, July 24, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
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 Ridgewood Police Department and the Kearny Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.