Garfield Man Accused of Engaging in Sexual Conduct with Minor

Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of Moses Ventura, 33, of Garfield, on charges of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child.

According to authorities, on Wednesday, the Dumont Police Department and Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office interviewed a 17-year-old female victim who alleged that Ventura engaged in sexual conduct with her when she was under the age of thirteen in Dumont.

As a result of the investigation, Ventura was arrested on Friday in Paramus and charged with two counts of aggravated sexual assault, one count of sexual assault by sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child, a 3rd degree crime.

Ventura was lodged in the Bergen County Jail pending his arraignment. He appeared in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.