Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit has added an additional charge against a Guttenberg man whose three-year-old son was hospitalized and tested positive for methadone last week.
Roberto Delgado-Gonzalez, age 44, of Guttenberg, has been charged with Aggravated Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:12-1B(1), a crime of the second degree. He was processed today on the new charge while in custody at the Hudson County Correctional Center in Kearny.
Delgado-Gonzalez was previously charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(2), a crime of the second degree.
On October 12, 2020, just before 10 a.m., members of the Guttenberg Police Department responded to a basement apartment on 68th Street between Park Avenue and Broadway on reports of an unresponsive child. The officers found a three-year-old boy who was unresponsive and contacted the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. The child was taken for treatment first to Palisades Medical Center and then was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he remains in stable condition.
During the investigation, New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency informed detectives that the child’s toxicology test was positive for methadone.
Delgado-Gonzalez is employed as a teacher at the League of Extraordinary Children – a daycare in Guttenberg.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Guttenberg Police Department for the investigation and arrest.
The Prosecutor’s Office filed a detention motion and the detention hearing for Delgado-Gonzalez which is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).
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