Rutherford man charged with sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl, prosecutor says

Reported on NJ.com a 55-year-old Rutherford man was accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl, authorities said Thursday.

Jonathan Worthington was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault and child endangerment, according to Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli.

The girl’s father learned of the abuse and called the Cliffside Park police, who alerted the prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit, Molinelli said in a statement. In an interview with detectives, the girl provided details of the sexual activity with Worthington.

The prosecutor’s office said Worthington knew the girl, but did not provide further information.

Worthington was released Wednesday on $100,000 bail and ordered not to have any contact with the victim, the prosecutor’s office said. It was not immediately clear if he retained an attorney.

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