TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR MARK MUSELLA
DATE: MARCH 13, 2020
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of THOMAS PARISI (DOB: 11/05/1990; single; restaurant manager) of 573 Floyd Street, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, on charges of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child and Criminal Sexual Contact. 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 Dumont Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Conner.
On Monday, March 2, 2020, the Dumont Police Department received information that an unknown male exposed himself and masturbated in the presence of two juvenile females in Dumont, NJ. The Dumont Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and an investigation was initiated. An investigation identified the unknown male as THOMAS PARISI.
As a result of the investigation, on Thursday, March 12, 2020, THOMAS PARISI was arrested and charged with two counts of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(1), a 3rd degree crime; and two counts of Criminal Sexual Contact, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3b, a 4th degree crime. PARISI was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.
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 Dumont Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.