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Woman Sexually Assaulted in Woodland Park

Credits: Passaic County Sheriff

WOODLAND PARK, NJ -  Police arrested Robert Moschillo shortly after allegedly assaulting a woman, in front of her house on Cedarhurst Ave Sunday night.

The victim was exiting her vehicle after arriving at her home when an unknown male grabbed her, hit  her on the head and began to grab her private areas, said Det. Sgt. John Uzzalino. As the attacked occurred, neighbors heard the woman's screams and began to come out of their homes. The police were given a description of a middle aged, stocky male, wearing a white T-shirt and possibly shorts.

Responding officers to the scene were Sgt. Thomas Bolen, Sgt. Erik Luker, and Officers Leonard Schaefer and Richard DiZenzo, with assistance from the Totowa Police. Uzzalino begin an investigation along with assistance from Det. Carlo Renne and Det. Sean Morrison. After gathering information from the victim and witnesses, officers concluded that the possible attacker fit the description of Robert Moschillo, 50, who is a resident of Woodland Park.  According to Uzzalino, the Woodland Park police department has had several dealing with Moschillo. Police arrested Moschillo at his home with help from Moschillo's family member who had access to his apartment. 

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The victim positively identified Moschillo as her attacker. Moschillo was charged with criminal sexual contact in the fourth degree, aggravated assault in the third degree and terroristic threats in the fourth degree. He is being held on $10,000 bail with no ten percent option.

Moschillo could not post bail and was placed in the Passaic County Jail where he is currently awaiting his Central Judicial Processing Court in Passaic Vicinage on Sept. 28.

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