Police Seeking Public’s Assistance To Identify Victims In Sex Abuse Case

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UNION — The Union County Prosecutor’s Office continues to investigate the alleged sexual abuse of minors by a Union Township man.

Valter Sforca, 52, was recently arrested and charged with the sexual abuse of two minor children who visited his home between 2008 and 2011.

On Jan. 31, Sforca was allegedly attempting to flee the country and allegedly offered $8,000 to a distant acquaintance to help get to Canada, JFK Airport, or leave for Brazil via Port Newark.

Once the acquaintance learned that Sforca needed to surrender himself to the police for a child sexual abuse arrest warrant, the acquaintance contacted authorities. Sforca was immediately arrested. Sforca has since posted $500,000 in bail and currently has an electronic wristlet monitoring his whereabouts, authorities said.

An investigation by Detective Cassie Kim of the Union County Prosecutor’s Office has identified the first names of two additional victims of sexual abuse, authorities said. One of the victims may have recently relocated to Brazil following the abuse. Authorities are asking for assistance in identifying the two additional child sexual abuse victims.

Police are asking any parent who has had a child visit or sleep over Sforca’s residence on Indian Run Parkway to contact Detective Cassie Kim at 1-908-965-3886 immediately. The prosecutor’s office has staff members that are fluent in Portuguese.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. Sforca is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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