Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest today of Neal E. Zidkind of Keasbey on multiple charges related to his luring and subsequent sexual assault of a 15-year-old female in New Milford.
The arrest came about as the result of a joint investigation conducted by members of the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit under the direction of Chief Carmen Martino and the New Milford Police Department under the direction of Chief Frank Ramaci.
On June 3, the New Milford Police Department received a report of a sexual assault of a 15-year-old female.
It was determined that the assault occurred within the Borough of New Milford. The New Milford Police Department notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and a joint investigation commenced.
As a result of the subsequent investigation, Ziskind was arrested and charged on Tuesday, June 14, with endangering the welfare of a child for the manufacturing of images of child exploitation (2C:24-4b(3)), a 1st degree crime; sexual assault (2C:14-2c(4)), a 2nd degree crime; luring (2C:13-6), a 2nd degree crime; endangering the welfare of a child (2C:24-4A), a 3rd degree crime; and promoting obscene material (2C:34-3b(2)), a 3rd degree crime.
The Honorable Susan J. Steele, P.J.Cr. of Bergen County set bail at $250,000 with no 10 % option.
As conditions of bail, Ziskind is to have no contact with victim and must surrender his passport. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.