Newark Police Officer Manny Marques charged with sexually assaulting child

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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