Passaic County officials announced the arrest of Mr. Juan Ixcotoyac-Tiu, 25, from Bloomingdale.
Officials said Mr. Ixcotoyac-Tiu was arrested on Friday after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Bloomingdale Police Department.
According to officials, on May 6, the Bloomingdale Police Department received a report that a man, later identified as Juan Ixcotoyac-Tiu, approached an 8-year-old child while the child was riding a scooter near the area of Leary Avenue and Oak Street in Bloomingdale.
Officials say it was further reported that after accosting the child Mr. Ixcotoya-Tiu then proceeded to prevent the child from fleeing and performed an act of sexual assault upon the child. Two citizens in the area intervened and contacted members of the Bloomingdale Police Department who immediately arrived on the scene and took Mr. Ixcotoyac- Tiu into custody polices said.
Mr. Ixcotoyac- Tiu is charged with second degree Luring, second degree Sexual Assault, third degree Criminal Restraint, and third degree Endangering the Welfare of the Child. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant requesting that Mr. Juan Ixcotoyac-Tiu be detained in the Passaic County Jail pending the resolution of the case.
The detention motion will be scheduled before a Superior Court Judge within the week.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident or other incidents regarding this individual to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or contact the Bloomingdale Police Department at (973) 838-0158.