TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR GURBIR S. GREWAL
DATE: SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of WILSON PATZAN (DOB: 01/30/1997; single; and employed as a laborer) of 218 8th Street, Fairview, 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 Fairview Police Department under the direction of Chief Martin Kahn.
On Wednesday, September 6, 2017, the Fairview Police Department and Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a 14-year-old victim had sexual intercourse with Wilson PATZAN in Fairview, New Jersey.
As a result of the investigation, Wilson PATZAN was arrested on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 in Fairview, New Jersey 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. PATZAN 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 Thursday, September 7, 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 Fairview Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.