Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the arrest of Richard Solis, 46, from Paterson. Mr. Solis was arrested on June 1, after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
County Officials said that Mr. Cordero-Rivera is charged with first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault; two counts of second-degree Sexual Assault; second-degree Endangering the Welfare of the Child and two counts of third-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
According to county officials, on May 22, 2020, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office received a report from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency of a 15-year-old child who alleged being sexually assaulted by Mr. Solis when the child was 5 years old.
According to police, an adult witness in that case also disclosed being sexually assaulted by Mr. Solis when the witness was 11 years old and further reported Mr. Solis engaging in sexual conduct with a 3-year-old child.
The investigation revealed that the sexual assaults and sexual conduct occurred in residences in Paterson. The Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit interviewed victims and multiple witnesses and subsequently charged Mr. Solis.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention and is asking that Mr. Solis be detained in the Passaic County Jail pending the resolution of the case. The detention motion will be scheduled before a Superior Court Judge at a future date to be determined.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident or other incidents regarding this individual to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO.