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Operation Home Alone: 5 Rockland men arrested in New Jersey child sex predator sting

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New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Acting Bergen County Prosecutor Dennis Calo today announced arrests of 16 alleged child predators in “Operation Home Alone,” a multi-agency undercover operation targeting men who allegedly were using social media in an attempt to lure underage girls and boys for sexual activity.

The underage “children” were, in fact, undercover officers. Most of the defendants were arrested when they arrived at a residence in Bergen County, where they allegedly expected to find their victim home alone. Instead, they found law enforcement officers prepared to arrest them and process any evidence seized.

The arrests in Operation Home Alone were made over a five-day period from April 11 through April 15. Seven defendants travelled to the undercover house from locations in New York State, and one traveled from Philadelphia.

The five men charged in ‘Operation Home Alone’ from Rockland County:

1. Kevin Roth, 26, Nanuet, N.Y. (Boy, 14) Roth is a teacher at the High School of Computers and Technology in Bronx, N.Y. Charges: Luring (2nd degree), Attempted Sexual Assault on a Minor (2nd degree). BCPO is prosecuting

2. Dariush Ghamarnezhad, 37, of Pomona, N.Y. (Girl, 14) Ghamarnezhad is a dental hygienist. Charges: Luring (2nd degree), Attempted Sexual Assault on a Minor (2nd degree). DCJ is prosecuting.

3. Shaheen Lariff, 49, of New City, N.Y. (Boy, 15) Lariff is a bank branch office manager. Charges: Luring (2nd degree), Attempted Sexual Assault on a Minor (2nd degree). DCJ is prosecuting.

4. Yosef Kriger, 31, of New City, N.Y. (Girl, 14) Kriger is a pharmaceuticals delivery driver. Charges: Luring (2nd degree), Attempted Sexual Assault on a Minor (2nd degree), Attempted Debauching Morals of a Child (3rd degree). BCPO is prosecuting.

5. Teodoro Alvarez Ortega, 28, of Suffern, N.Y. (Boy, 14) Avarez Ortega is a restaurant server. Charges: Luring (2nd degree), Attempted Sexual Assault on a Minor (2nd degree), Attempted Debauching Morals of a Child (3rd degree), Attempted Showing Obscene Material to a Minor (3rd degree). DCJ is prosecuting.

PRESS RELEASE – AG GREWAL ANNOUNCES ARRESTS OF 16 MEN IN “OPERATION HOME ALONE”

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Breaking: Haverstraw Police Make Arrest in Fatal Hit & Run

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HAVERSTRAW, NY – The Haverstraw Police Department has announced the arrest of Sugundo Landi-Lucer (pictured), 43-years-old of Queens, New York in connection with the fatal motor vehicle accident that occurred in the early the morning of November 23, 2021 on Route 9W in the Village of Haverstraw.

The victim has been identified by family members as beloved longtime resident 82-Year-Old Juan Alberto Germosen
Reporting below via Ramon Soto of El Sol Newspaper. Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Juan Alberto Germosen. 🙏

 

Sugundo Landi-Lucer will be arraigned today on charges of Criminally Negligent Homicide and Leaving the Scene of an Accident resulting in a death.

 

Press Release from the Town of Haverstraw Police Department 

 

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Village of Spring Valley Employees Indicted on Felony Charges

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SPRING VALLEY EMPLOYEES INDICTED ON FELONY CHARGES

Indictments Are Part of the Evergreen Fire Investigation

Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh announced the indictments of two Village of Spring Valley building department employees. A Rockland County Grand Jury handed the indictments as a result of the continuing investigation into the fatal fire that occurred in March at the Evergreen Adult Home in Spring Valley.

Defendant Raymond Canario, 45, was indicted on 3 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, 3 counts of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, and 3 counts of Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree.

Defendant Wayne Ballard, 64, was indicted on 1 count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the First Degree, 1 count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the Second Degree, and 1 count of Falsifying Business Records in the Second Degree.

Rockland County District Attorney Tom Walsh said,” These indictments are a result of the continuing investigation into the fatal fire that claimed the lives of a volunteer firefighter and a resident of the Evergreen home. My office continues to work hard, following through on our commitment to leave no stone unturned in this tragic incident.”

Arraignment dates have not yet been provided for either Defendant.

The case is being prosecuted by Executive Assistant District Attorney Michael Dugandzic and Supervising
Assistant District Attorney Ryan Sweeney.

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