NJ woman charged with letting landscaper rape and molest child
GARFIELD — A 40-year-old city resident has been charged with allowing a man to rape and molest a pre-teen girl over a two-year period.
Roseann Maru, a married job coach, was arrested Wednesday, four days after Bergen County officials arrested a 59-year-old landscaper from Saddle Brook on charges of sexually assaulting and endangering the child who was under 13.
Prosecutors said Maru had custody of the victim during the times the child was assaulted and she allowed the assaults to happen.
Prosecutors did not identify the Maru's relationship to the child or accused rapist and we do not publish information that could identify sex-crime victims.
Maru has been charged with second-degree child endangerment. The accused rapist, Jeffrey Pinto, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual assault by sexual contact and second-degree child endangerment.
Prosecutors say Pinto violated the child in Garfield, Saddle Brook and Pennsylvania.