YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: An ex-con from Elmwood Park who was already on probation for not completing community service was being held on $150,000 bail in the Bergen County Jail, charged with having “inappropriate sexual activity” with a 15-year-old girl in Paramus.
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said 31-year-old Daniel B. Tvert was arrested yesterday after police from Old Tappan, while conducting a separate investigation “learned of the incident and notified [his] Special Victims Unit.”
Detectives from the unit and Paramus police took Tvert into custody after spotting his car in the parking lot of the Garden State Plaza, the prosecutor said.
Given the girl’s age, the single count of sexual assault indicates behavior other than intercourse or other physical acts, which would bring aggravated charges and a much higher bail than the $100,000 for that alleged offense. He also was charged with child endangerment.
Records show Tvert, who’s originally from Yonkers, was sentenced in 2006 to three years in prison in New Jersey for convictions of child abuse and endangerment occurring in Bergen County in 2001, while he was on probation for another conviction. Tvert served nearly two years of that sentence at the state prison in Yardville before being released in December 2007, records show.
Last year, he was put on probation for not completing community service after his arrest for not returning a rented car in 2011, records show.
Tvert, who is single and unemployed, has an appearance scheduled in Municipal Court in Paramus next Wednesday on the latest charges.
An additional $50,000 was added to his bail for the probation violation.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE