TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR MARK MUSELLA
DATE: NOVEMBER 14, 2019
ALEJANDRO HIDALGO OF CLIFFSIDE PARK, NJCHARGED WITH SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ENDANGERINGTHE WELFARE OF A CHILD
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of ALEJANDRO HIDALGO (DOB: 03/17/1997; single; laborer) of Cliffside Park, NJ on charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering The Welfare Of A Child. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Palisades Park Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Anthony Muccio.
On Sunday, November 10, 2019, the Palisades Park Police Department received information that ALEJANDRO HIDALGO engaged in sexual activity with a juvenile who was more than four years younger than he in Palisades Park. The Palisades Park PoliceDepartment contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, which assisted in the investigation.
On Wednesday, November 13, 2019, ALEJANDRO HIDALGO was arrested and charged with one count of Sexual Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c(4), a 2nd degree crime; and one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation ofN.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(1), a 3rd degree crime. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court.
Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and he would like to thank the Palisades Park Police Department for its assistancein this investigation.