PATERSON, NJ - A 33-year-old Paterson man has been arrested and charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, and one count of Criminal Sexual Contact in connection with an incident that law enforcement officials report took place in a Wayne home on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

According to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Wayne Police Chief Jack McNiff, Joseph Montgomery was arrested on February 17, after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Wayne Police Department. 

Members of the Wayne Police Department responded to the home on January 2 on a report of a thirteen-year-old child being inappropriately touched by their babysitter. Police were able to interview multiple witnesses, including the victim, who reported that Montgomery was babysitting at the child’s home and provided the child with alcoholic beverages and marijuana and then inappropriately touched the child. 

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Montgomery faces up to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison on the most serious charge. 

The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident  or other incidents regarding this individual to contact them on their tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO or to contact the Wayne Police Department at (973) 694-0600.

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