A Newark police officer has been accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl according a press released from the Newark Police Department.
According to authorities, Manny Marques, of West Caldwell, was taken into custody and charged with first degree sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
The incident allegedly happened on Monday and has just been reported.
Reports said Marques is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility on $225,000 bail.
Marques is a 14 year veteran of the Newark Police Department and has been suspended without pay according to authorities.