Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Clifton Police Chief Tom Rinaldi announce the arrest of Clifton Police Department Officer Frank Castro-Ramirez, 39, Clifton.
Officials say Mr. Castro-Ramirez was arrested without incident on June 3, 2021, after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
According to Pasaic County officials, Mr. Castro-Ramirez is charged with two counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of second degree Sexual Assault, two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child and one count of third degree Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact.
On May 28, the Clifton Police Department contacted the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office on a report of a child being sexually abused.
Thereafter, Prosecutor’s Office Detectives interviewed the victim and multiple witnesses. The victim reported being sexually abused by Mr. Castro- Ramirez on numerous occasions at the child’s home in Clifton between May 2019 and April 2021.
If convicted, Mr. Castro-Ramirez is subject to Parole Supervision for Life and Megan’s Law registration requirements.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for the pretrial detention of the defendant which will be heard on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, before the Hon. Marybel Ramirez, J.S.C. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.