Newark Police Officer Manny Marques charged with sexually assaulting child

Newark Police Officer Manny Marques is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.

Newark Police Officer Manny Marques is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl. (9/14/16)

NEWARK - A Newark police officer is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a young child.

Officer Manny Marques, 36, was charged with first-degree sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The West Caldwell resident is being held on $225,000 bail.

A spokesperson for the Newark Police Department says that Marques, a 14-year veteran of the force, was immediately suspended without pay after his arrest.

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