SUMMIT — A Summit man was arrested on Wednesday and charged with sexually assaulting a 19-year-old physically and mentally incapacitated woman, Union County First Assistant Prosecutor Albert Cernadas, Jr. announced.
Last night, members of the Summit Police Department and Union County Prosecutor’s Office arrested Cyrus Fakroddin, 51, at his home without incident. Fakroddin is charged with first degree aggravated sexual assault and is currently being held in the Union County Jail on $250,000 bail, according to the prosecutor’s office.
According to the investigation, in the early morning hours of Nov. 17, 2012 Fakroddin was in Manhattan when he encountered a 19-year-old woman who was physically and mentally incapacitated, said Cernadas. Earlier in the evening the victim had been at a Manhattan nightclub with friends.
It is alleged that Fakroddin transported the woman in his van to his home in Summit where he sexually assaulted the victim. When the victim regained consciousness several hours later, she had no memory of meeting Fakroddin or traveling to his house. She was able to contact a friend and was returned to Manhattan a short time later.
Suspecting she had been sexually assaulted, the victim sought medical attention in New York and after an examination, the criminal case was transferred to Union County, said Cernadas. Detective Michael Freeman and Sergeant Peter Frank of the Summit Police Department along with Detective Patricia Gusmano of the Prosecutor’s Office investigated, gathered statements, and secured physical forensic evidence relating to the case.
Authorities are urging anyone with information to contact Det. Gusmano at 1-908-527-4589.
These criminal charges are mere accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.