Borough man charged with little one sexual assault at dwelling – Pascack Press & Northern Valley Press
WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ – Resident Marcelo Velez, vp of Columbia College, has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault via sexual contact and endangering the well-being of a kid.
Authorities allege that Velez assaulted the kid, 13, in a spare bed room in his dwelling round 8:30 a.m. on January 2. Courtroom data point out that Velez went to play 18 holes of golf afterwards.
The sufferer’s relationship with the accused is just not within the public area.
Velez, 56, is married and vp of Manhattanville Improvement at Columbia College, the place he oversees the event of the West Harlem College campus growth.
The arrest is the results of a joint investigation by the OPCO underneath the path of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Woodcliff Lake Police Division underneath the path of Chief John Burns.
Bergen County District Legal professional Mark Musella introduced Velez’s arrest on January 5. He mentioned that on Sunday, January 3, the Woodcliff Lake Police Division obtained experiences that Velez had engaged in sexual acts with a toddler underneath the age of 13 whereas in Woodcliff Lake.
At the moment, Woodcliff Lake Police contacted the Particular Victims Unit of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Workplace, and the next investigation revealed that the sexual acts came about at Velez’s residence in Woodcliff Lake.
Because of the investigation, on Monday January 4, Velez was arrested at his dwelling by the Woodcliff Lake Police Division. He was charged with one rely of aggravated sexual assault, two counts of sexual assault via sexual contact and one rely of endangering the well-being of a kid.
Velez was returned to Bergen County Jail awaiting his first look in Hackensack’s Central Judicial Processing Courtroom.
Musella burdened that the costs are solely expenses and that the accused is presumed harmless until and till his guilt is confirmed past an affordable doubt. He thanked the Woodcliff Lake Police Division for his or her help within the investigation.
An announcement from the college mentioned, “We have now put Mr. Velez on administrative go away and can cooperate totally with legislation enforcement investigating this matter.”