TO: ALL NEWS MEDIA
FROM: PROSECUTOR MARK MUSELLA
DATE: MAY 16, 2020
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of JUAN AROLDO TOMAS (DOB: 4/3/1992; single; warehouse worker) of 119 Union Street, Apt. 2, Hackensack, 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 Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Lawrence Suffern.
On Thursday, April 23, 2020, the Englewood Police Department received information that JUAN AROLDO TOMAS had engaged in a sexually explicit online conversation with a juvenile under the age of sixteen. The Englewood Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, and as a result of their investigation, JUAN AROLDO TOMAS was arrested and charged with one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child and one count of Criminal Sexual Contact. Following a detention hearing in Hackensack, he was released from the Bergen County Jail.
On May 12, 2020, further information revealed that JUAN AROLDO TOMAS had engaged in sexual penetration with the juvenile multiple times in Hackensack and Englewood, NJ. Based on that information and a follow-up investigation, on May 14, 2020, TOMAS was arrested and charged with two counts of Sexual Assault, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2C(4), a 2nd degree crime, and two counts of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, in violation of N.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 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 Englewood Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.