Linden Man Charged with Sexual Assault of a 13-Year-Old Girl in Elmwood Park

A 28-year-old Linden man was arrested today on charges he sexually abused a 13-year-old girl, authorities said.

Robert W. Cubala, 28, of Linden, faces charges of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said in a statement.

On September 30, 2014, members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Elmwood Park Police Department arrested Robert W. Cubala after learning that he engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with a thirteen year old female that he first met via an internet chat site.

After conversing via the Internet for a period of time the two eventually met in person. On September 25, 2014, the victim and her mother reported to the Fair Lawn Police Department that she was sexually assaulted on one occasion by Cubala.

During an interview with officials, the victim provided specific details as to what occurred between her and Cubala. It was also learned during that interview that the incident had occurred in the Borough of Elmwood Park. The Elmwood Park Police Department was then contacted and the ensuing investigation resulted in the arrest of Cubala. 

Cubala was ordered held at the Bergen County Jail on $250,000 bail with no 10% option, no contact with the victim and the surrender of his passport as a condition of bail.