Bergen County officials announced the arrest of Sugell Bakir, 41 of Hackensack on a charge of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child.
The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Hackensack Police Department.
According to police, on Monday, August 3 the Hackensack Police Department received a report of a missing juvenile who was under the age of 13.
Upon locating the juvenile, Hackensack Police learned that the child had gone missing after a physical altercation with Bakir resulting in multiple injuries to the child’s face and hand.
At that time, Hackensack Police contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, and their investigation revealed that during an early morning altercation, Bakir pushed the child, bit, and struck the child in the head with an object after which time the child fled the area.
As a result of the investigation, Bakir was arrested and charged with one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child.
She was transported to the Bergen County Jail pending a detention hearing.