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Ridgefield Park Man Accused of Inappropriately Touching 11-Year-Old Child

Ridgefield Park

Bergen County Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal announced the arrest of Venkata Bondapalli, 45, of Ridgefield Park, on charges of Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.


According to authorities, on Wednesday the Ridgefield Park Police Department and Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office received information that Bondapalli inappropriately touched an eleven-year-old victim during the month of June 2017 while in Ridgefield Park.


As a result of the investigation and interviews, Bondapalli was placed under arrest on Thursday and charged with violating one count of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b, Sexual Assault by Sexual Contact, a 2nd degree crime, and one count of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a 3rd degree crime.

He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending a first appearance at the Bergen County Central Judicial Court on Friday, August 11th at 1:30 p.m.


Bergen County Prosecutor Grewal states that these charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.