Wednesday, September 15, 2021
PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces the arrest of Narciso Alejandro, 22 years old, from Paterson, New Jersey. Mr. Alejandro was arrested on September 13, 2021 after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
Mr. Alejandro is charged with one count of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, one count of fourth degree Child Abuse and Neglect, and one count of Contempt of Court.
On September 10, 2021 the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office received information from the Division of Child Protection and Permanency regarding a four-month-old child who presented at St.
Joseph’s University Medical Center with a number of broken ribs. Special Victims Unit detectives interviewed multiple witnesses and ultimately charged Mr. Alejandro with the above crimes for causing the injuries upon the child at a residence in Paterson during the month of August.
The sentencing exposure on second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child is five to ten years in New Jersey State Prison; on fourth degree Child Abuse and Neglect it is up to eighteen months in New Jersey Prison and on fourth degree Contempt of Court it is up to eighteen months in New Jersey State Prison.
Mr. Alejandro was charged and is presently in the Passaic County Jail. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a Motion for Pretrial Detention which will be heard by a Superior Court judge this week.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident or other incidents regarding this individual to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO.