A man has been arrested and charged with allegedly sexually assaulting two people at gunpoint at the Great Falls, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
William Vazquez, 32, of Paterson, has been charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, unlawful possession of a weapon, invasion of privacy, and aggravated assault for pointing a firearm.
Vazquez was charged on Thursday. He is being held at the Bergen County Jail pending resolution of the case.
Authorities said the attack took place on August 9, 2021, exactly one-year ago. A man and woman told police they were sexually assaulted at gunpoint by a stranger. They told police the alleged perpetrator jumped out from the bushes with a silver revolver in his hands.
Law enforcement identified the suspect’s vehicle at the scene. Vazquez was later identified as the suspect, authorities said.
Vazquez could face decades in prison if convicted.