TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: ACTING PROSECUTOR DENNIS CALO
DATE: APRIL 20, 2018
Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo announced the arrest of EDWIN V. VIZCARRA-CORTEZ (DOB: 12/1/1998; single; and employed as counter help) of 621 Maywood Avenue, Maywood, NJ on charges of Sexual Assault, Aggravated Sexual Contact, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child. The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Garfield Police Department under the direction of Chief Raymond Kovach.
On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, the Garfield Police Department received information that Edwin V. VIZCARRA-CORTEZ was engaging in sexual relations with a child under the age of 16.
As a result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Garfield Police Department, Edwin V. VIZCARRA-CORTEZ was arrested on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 in Paramus, NJ and charged with Sexual Assault, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C(4), a crime of the 2nd degree, Aggravated Sexual Contact, N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3A, a crime of the 3rd degree; and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(1), a crime of the 3rd degree. VIZCARRA-CORTEZ is scheduled for a first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.
Acting Prosecutor Calo states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would like to thank the Garfield Police Department for their assistance in this investigation.