YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 19-year-old Fort Lee man was arrested by investigators from the borough and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit on charges of having sex with a 14-year-old girl.
Malik S. Bell, of Linwood Avenue, was being held on $75,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with sexual assault and child endangerment.
Bell was arrested yesterday after the girl’s mother contacted police, who notified the SVU.
- LET’S BE CLEAR: Nothing in the law can be more definitive than what constitutes statutory rape: It is a crime that occurs in New Jersey when one of the partners is between 13 and 16 and the other is at least four years older. And it can put a convicted offender in prison for a long time, among other serious consequences. READ MORE….
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MUGSHOT: Courtesy BCPO
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