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68-Year-Old Bernardsville Man Charged with Explicit Contact with 6-Year-Old


Acting Somerset County Prosecutor Thomas Chirichella, Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Chief of County Detectives John W. Fodor, and Bernardsville Chief of Police Kevin J. Valentine announced the arrest of Mr. Teodoro R. Velazquez, 68,  Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville in relation to a sexual assault of a minor that occurred in Bernardsville.

Acting Prosecutor Chirichella stated that on June 21, 2021, the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office received information that a 14-year-old victim was alleging that she was sexually assaulted from the ages of six through nine in the borough of Bernardsville. 

The 14-year-old female was interviewed by a detective from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit.  

The 14-year-old victim stated that she was sexually assaulted by Velazquez numerous times between 2013 and 2017 while she was six years old through nine years old in Bernardsville. 

An investigation was conducted by detectives from the Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit and detectives from the Bernardsville Police Department.  

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022, as a result of this investigation, defendant Velazquez was arrested without incident by investigators assigned to the case and charged with 1st degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, 2nd degree Sexual Assault and 3rd degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Defendant Velazquez was lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.