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Morris County man charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child

LYNDHURST TOWNSHIP, NJ (Bergen County) – A 43-year-old Morris Plains man is accused of sexually assaulting a child in Bergen County, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella.

On Tuesday, January 11, the Lyndhurst Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding the alleged sexual assault of a child, Musella said.

An investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Lyndhurst Police Department revealed that Amit Bhatt sexually assaulted the victim, a child younger than 13, Musella said.

Bhatt was arrested in Parsippany-Troy Hills on January 25 and charged with second-degree sexual assault by sexual contact, and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, Musella said.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, Lyndhurst Police Department and the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department assisted in the investigation.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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