Montclair Man Charged with Aggravated Assault and Kidnapping

Police light at night.
Police light at night.

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced yesterday the arrest of Fokam Parfait (DOB: 1/27/1998; single; unemployed) of Montclair, NJ, on charges of aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, and possession of a weapon. The arrest resulted from a joint investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, under Chief Jason Love’s direction, and the Saddle Brook Police Department, led by Officer-In-Charge Captain John Zotollo, Jr.

On Friday, March 24, 2023, the Saddle Brook Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding an alleged robbery and sexual assault. The suspect reportedly brandished a handgun and sexually assaulted the victim before fleeing the scene on a motorcycle. The investigation revealed that Fokam Parfait sexually assaulted multiple victims while in possession of a handgun on more than one occasion in Saddle Brook, NJ. He also kidnapped and sexually assaulted a separate victim in Saddle Brook, NJ on one occasion.

On Friday, Fokam Parfait was arrested in Paramus, NJ, and charged with multiple counts, including first-degree aggravated sexual assault with a weapon, first-degree aggravated sexual assault by physical force, first-degree attempted aggravated sexual assault with a weapon, first-degree kidnapping, two counts of second-degree unlawful possession of a weapon, and two counts of second-degree possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Parfait was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, NJ.

Prosecutor Musella emphasized that the charges are accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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