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PATERSON WOMAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT, ENDANGERING THE WELFARE OF A CHILD AND WEAPON OFFENSES
Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Ibrahim Baycora announce the arrest of Julissa Rosario, 33 years old, from Paterson, New Jersey. Ms. Rosario was arrested on April 12, 2021 after an investigation conducted by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Paterson Police Department. Ms. Rosario is charged with second degree Aggravated Assault; third degree Aggravated Assault; two counts of second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child; third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon.
On March 23, 2021, the Paterson Police Department received a report of a 15-year-old child who sustained injuries allegedly from being struck with an electrical cord. Prosecutor’s Office detectives interviewed the victim and other witnesses. Based upon the investigation, Ms. Rosario was charged.
The sentencing exposure on second degree Aggravated Assault is five to ten years in New Jersey State Prison with 85% of the sentence to be served before parole eligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act; on third degree Aggravated Assault it is three to five years in New Jersey State Prison; on third degree Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose it is three to five years in New Jersey State Prison; on fourth degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon it is up to eighteen months in New Jersey State Prison; and on second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child it is five to ten years in New Jersey State Prison.
Ms. Rosario was released and will be appearing in Central Judicial Processing Court within two weeks.
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 or contact the Paterson Police Department at (973) 321-1111.
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