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New Milford Man Charged with Sexual Assault, Child Endangerment

By kcora on
New Milford

Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced the arrest of Peter Mitchell,43, of New Milford on charges of sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child.

On November 25, 2015, a 16-year-old juvenile female reported that she had been the victim of sexual abuse on multiple occasions over the past three years at the hands of a male acquaintance.

The New Milford Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Victims Unit, who in turn contacted the New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency. A joint investigation commenced. It was later determined that some instances of sexual abuse occurred in River Edge. The River Edge Police Department then also joined the investigation.

Authorities conducted interviews and the investigation resulted in the arrest of Mitchell after learning that he sexually assaulted and sexually contacted the victim on multiple occasions in the past, in the aforementioned jurisdictions.

He was charged with one count of sexual assault, two counts of aggravated criminal sexual contact and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Bail for Mitchell was set by the Honorable Mark T. Janeczko, J.S.C., of Bergen County at $200,000.00 with no ten percent option.

He was also ordered to have no contact with the victim and must surrender his passport as conditions of bail. Mitchell was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in lieu of bail.