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The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office has announced the arrest of 39-year old, North Bergen resident Sarju Patel for stalking, cyber-harassment and harassment.  Prosecutor Mark Musella says investigators from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Cyber Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at Patel’s home during a stalking investigation on Monday, January 29.

A press release from the Bergen County Prosecutor states, “The investigation revealed that Patel created social media accounts which utilized numerous vanity names in the likeness of the victims, posted photographs of the victims, “checked-in” online at various locations associated with the victims and their family members, and sent physical letters to the workplace of one of the victims, placing the victims and their families in fear of physical and/or emotional harm.”

Patel was arrested Monday in Paramus and faces charges of fourth degree stalking, fourth degree cyber-harassment and harassment, a petty disorderly persons offense.

Patel is in the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack awaiting his initial court appearance.

Prosecutor Musella added that,  “The charges are merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.   I want to thank the North Bergen Police Department, Bergenfield Police Department, Bergen County Sheriff’s Office, and New York City Police Department for their assistance, as well as the Paramus, Saddle Brook, Englewood, and Washington Township Police Departments, which participate in the Bergen County Cyber Crimes Task Force.”