By: Najla Alexander
Authorities in Bergen County announced the arrest of Joseph Hicks, 30, of Englewood, on charges of aggravated explicit contact and endangering the welfare of a child.
Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said the arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Jason Love and the Englewood Police Department under the direction of Chief Thomas Greeley.
According to officials, on Tuesday, November 14, the Englewood Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged explicit contact of a juvenile.
Officials said an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Englewood Police Department revealed that Joseph Hicks had explicit contact with a minor between the ages of 13 and 16 years old in Englewood while in a supervisory role.
As a result of the investigation, on Monday, November 20, Joseph Hicks was arrested in Paramus and charged with first-degree aggravated explicit contact and second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, officials say.
Hicks was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, officials stated.