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Rutherford man, 55, molested Cliffside Park girl, 7, authorities charge

Photo Credit: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A Rutherford construction consultant molested a 7-year-old Cliffside Park girl, authorities said today in announcing his arrest.

Jonathan R. Worthington, 55, posted $100,000 bail and was released pending grand jury action on charges of sexual assault and child endangerment following his arrest at his home yesterday, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli.

He was to be arraigned today.

The victim’s father contacted the Cliffside Park Police Department who then notified the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, Molinelli said.

An SVU detective interviewed the girl, who “provided specific details regarding what had occurred,” the prosecutor said.

MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

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