According to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, the 48-year-old suspect held the boy down at a Fort Lee residence and beat him repeatedly.
The Fort Lee Police Department received a 911 call from the suspect’s home, an apartment located on Linwood Avenue in Fort Lee, New Jersey. When the call abruptly ended before the caller could provide law enforcement with the address, police officers were immediately sent to the area.
Fort Lee NJ police arrived at the apartment and reportedly found the victim suffering from various injuries, including bruises on his face and his neck.
Fort Lee police officers and members of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit talked to the victim, who said that the suspect threw him to the ground and repeatedly struck him.
Officials have yet to release any additional information about the victim.
If the suspect is eventually convicted of the most serious charge of aggravated assault, he would be in store for significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1, anyone who causes bodily harm to another person can potentially be charged with a second degree felony and face a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed in this case, the suspect was remanded to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, New Jersey. He was being held at the correctional facility on a $50,000 bail amount.
To learn more about this case, check out the NJ.com article entitled “Fort Lee Man Repeatedly Hit Boy, Authorities Say.”