Garfield Mother Charged with Child Abuse

Authorities announced the arrest of Christine Tenchka, 34, of Garfield, on a charge of Child Abuse.

According to police, on October 30th, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency that a juvenile arrived at school with bruises on the juveniles arms and legs.

As a result of the information received, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Garfield Police Department initiated an investigation.

As a result of the investigation, Tenchka was arrested in Garfield and charged with one count of Child Abuse.

Tenchka is scheduled to appear in Bergen County Central Judicial Processing Court for a first appearance on November 13th at 8:30 a.m.

The following charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.