Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp and Dover Police Chief Harold Valentine announce
the arrest of Mark S. Ngaojia, 26 years old, of Long Branch, New Jersey on sexual assault and child endangering charges.
Ngaojia was arrested on August 18, 2014, by the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, which led the investigation with assistance from the Dover Police Department, Lakewood Police Department and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office.
Defendant was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault, a crime of the first degree; Sexual Assault, a crime of the second degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the second degree after a six-year old child alleged that Ngaojia had sexually penetrated her.
The Honorable Robert J. Gilson, J.S.C. authorized complaints set bail at $150,000.00 full cash, bond or property. The defendant was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility.
At the time of his arrest, the defendant was employed as a home health care aide and was a reservist in the United States Marine Corps.
Anyone with information relating to these charges is urged to contact the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit at 973-285-6200. Calls can also be placed to the Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStopper Program at 973-COPCALL.
Prosecutor Knapp would like to thank the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office Sex Crimes/Child Endangerment Unit, Detective Louis Sperry of the Dover Police Department, the Lakewood Police Department, and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office for their contributions to this case.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until he or she has been proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Any inquiries can be directed to First Assistant Morris County Prosecutor Thomas Zelante at 973-285-6252 or [email protected].