TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: AUGUST 11, 2017
VENKATA BONDAPALLI OF RIDGEFIELD PARK, NEW JERSEY CHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT BY SEXUAL CONTACT AND ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of VENKATA BONDAPALLI (DOB: 10/01/1971; single; clerk) of 70 Hillie Place, Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, on charges of Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact 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 Ridgefield Police Department under the direction of Chief Edward ROSE.
On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, the Ridgefield Park Police Department and Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Venkata BONDAPALLI inappropriately touched an eleven-year-old victim during the month of June 2017 while in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
As a result of the investigation and interviews, Venkata BONDAPALLI was placed under arrest on Thursday, August 10, 2017 and charged with violating one count of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b, Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact, a 2nd degree crime, and one count of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a 3rd degree crime. Venkata BONDAPALLI was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance at the Bergen County Central Judicial Court on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
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 like to thank the Ridgefield Park Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.