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Lincoln Park Man Charged with Sexual Assault

Lincoln Park

Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Chief Mark West of the Lincoln Park Police Department announce the arrest of Nicola S. Granata, 33, of Lincoln Park, New Jersey, on charges of second degree sexual assault and fourth degree criminal sexual contact.

Nicola S. Granata was charged with one count of sexual assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c(1), a crime of the second degree, and two (2) counts of criminal sexual contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3b, a crime of the fourth degree.

The victim reported to law enforcement that she went to defendant’s residence as a customer to have her hair styled by the defendant. The defendant then allegedly engaged in acts of non-consensual sexual contact and penetration against the victim.

On today’s date, the Honorable Thomas J. Critchley, J.S.C., set bail for Mr. Granata in the amount of $40,000 with a 10% option, with an additional condition of no contact with the victim.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Detective Marshall Wang of the Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200 or the Lincoln Park Police Department at 973-694-5533.