Passaic man assaulted 3-month-old, authorities say
A Passaic man is facing aggravated assault and child endangerment charges in connection with the alleged assault of a 3-month old child, authorities said Tuesday.
John Bang, 40, was arrested on March 31 following an investigation by the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, according to Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes.
Authorities say Bang is facing one count of second-degree aggravated assault as well as one count of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child. According to the prosecutor, the charges stem from an incident in which Bangs allegedly committed "an act of physical assault on a 3 month-old child."
If convicted of aggravated assault, Bang could face up to 10 years in a New Jersey state prison and would be required to serve 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole. The child endangerment charge, authorities said, also carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
Bang made his first appearance in Superior Court of New Jersey Monday, authorities said. The complaint against him was referred to a grand jury.
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