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Paterson Man Charged with Child Endangerment

By rlsmetro on

Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the arrest of Mr. Giovani Aguilar, 35, from Paterson. Mr. Aguilar was arrested on January 5, after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. 

Police say Mr. Aguilar is charged with one count of first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, one count of second-degree Sexual Assault, and one count of second-degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

According to police, on December 2, 2021, the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office received a report of a 13-year-old victim who disclosed being sexually assaulted by Mr. Aguilar since the age of 8.

The victim disclosed being assaulted by Mr. Aguilar at a residence in Paterson. 

During the investigation, Prosecutor’s Office detectives interviewed the victim and multiple witnesses resulting in Mr. Aguilar’s arrest.

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion for pretrial detention and is asking that Mr. Aguilar be detained in the Passaic County Jail pending the resolution of the case. 

The detention motion will be scheduled before a Superior Court Judge next week.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. 

Despite the accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.