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Clifton Police Officer Charged with Sexual Assault

By rlsmetro on

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.