TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: SEPTEMBER 6, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of DAVON NESMITH (DOB: 08/24/1998; single; and employed as a laborer) of 1 Victor Street, Lodi, 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 East Rutherford Police Department under the direction of Chief Dennis RIVELLI.
On Sunday, September 3, 2017, the East Rutherford Police Department and Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a 14-year-old victim had sexual intercourse with Davon NESMITH in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
As a result of the investigation, Davon NESMITH was arrested on Tuesday, September 05, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey and charged with one count of Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b, 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. NESMITH was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his arraignment, and is scheduled to appear at Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on Wednesday, September 6, 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 like to thank the East Rutherford Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.