HACKENSACK, NN - Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Damien N. Malvota, age 40, of Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, on charges of Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare Of A Child on Tuesday afternoon.

The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted y the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department under the direction of Chief Michael Colaneri. 

On Saturday, November 14, 2020, the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department received information that Damen N. Malvolta engaged in sexual acts with a child under the age of sixteen while in the borough. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit was contacted and an investigation was initiated by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department. 

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As a result of the investigation, on Monday, November 16, 2020, Malvolta was arrested by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department and charged with one count of Sexual Assault, a 2nd degree crime; and one count of Endangering The Welfare Of A Child, a 3rd degree crime.

Malvolta was issued copies of his complaints and processed by the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department. He is in custody awaiting his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court. 

Prosecutor Musella states that the charges are merely accusations and that the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, and would like to thank the Hasbrouck Heights Police Department for its assistance in this investigation.

 

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