Authorities in Passaic County announced the arrest of Mr. Narciso Alejandro, 22, from Paterson.
Officials said Mr. Alejandro was arrested on September 13, 2021 after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
Officials said on September 10, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office received information from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency regarding a four-month-old child who presented at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center with a number of broken ribs.
According to officials, Special Victims Unit detectives interviewed multiple witnesses and ultimately charged Mr. Alejandro with the above crimes for causing the injuries upon the child at a residence in Paterson during the month of August.
Mr. Alejandro is charged with one count of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of fourth-degree Child Abuse and Neglect, and one count of Contempt of Court.
Mr. Alejandro was charged and is presently in the Passaic County Jail.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a Motion for Pretrial Detention which will be heard by a Superior Court judge this week.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.