Paterson man accused of sexual assault at the Great Falls, authorities say | Paterson Times

Paterson man accused of sexual assault at the Great Falls, authorities say


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.

  • J. Brown.

    Put him on the school board. With Manny
    Martinez and see who's the most Deviant.

  • Mike Corleone

    Jumped out of the bushes with a gun to sexually assault a couple enjoying a day visiting the Falls?
    Really man? You can't make this stuff up.
    What a 'loser'

  • Davis

    Yea, I don't think so. Sounds like a threesome gone bad.

  • MarquinhoGaucho

    This will bring visitors to the Falls for sure