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Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Passaic Police Chief Louis A. Guzman announce the arrest of Quirino Rojas, 37 years old, from Passaic, New Jersey. Mr. Rojas was arrested on April 18, 2021 after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
Mr. Rojas is charged with two counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of second degree Sexual Assault, and two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child.
On April 17, 2021, the Passaic Police Department responded to a residence in Passaic, New Jersey, on a report of a child being sexually abused. Thereafter, Prosecutor’s Office Detectives interviewed the victim and multiple witnesses. The victim reported being sexually abused by Mr. Rojas on multiple occasions between the ages of 12 and 13 years old at a residence in Passaic between January and April of 2021.
The sentencing exposure on first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault where the victim is under the age of thirteen is twenty five years to life in New Jersey State Prison, subject to a twenty five year parole disqualifier, pursuant to the Jessica Lunsford Act; on first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault where the victim is at least 13 years old but less than 16 years old and the actor is related to the victim by blood or affinity to the third degree it is ten to twenty years in New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act; on second degree Sexual Assault it is five to ten years in New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the term to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act; and on second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child it is five to ten years in New Jersey State Prison.
If convicted, Mr. Rojas is subject to Parole Supervision for Life and Megan’s Law registration requirements. Mr. Rojas is presently detained at the Passaic County Jail. The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for the pretrial detention of the defendant which will be heard before a Superior Court Judge. A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office asks anyone with additional information about this incident or other incidents regarding this individual to contact us on our tips line at 1-877-370-PCPO.