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Cable repair man charged with trying to molest Fairview, Ridgefield Park women, one 71, other 60

Photo Credit: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR
Photo Credit: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A man accused of making unwanted sexual advances to a Rockland County woman while he worked for a cable company was charged with committing the same crimes against two Bergen County women in their homes — one a 71-year-old from Fairview and the other a 60-year-old from Ridgefield Park.

Jonathan Malave, 31, was being held on $250,000 bail, charged with sexual assault and criminal sexual contact after being arrested at his Towaco home yesterday.

Malave, who is unemployed, was working as a service technician when he “engaged in inappropriate sexual activity” with the Ridgefield Park woman in her home in July 2014 and with the Fairview woman in her home a month later, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said this afternoon.

Jonathan Malave (STONY POINT PD booking photo)

“The second victim recently contacted the Fairview Police Department and reported to them what had occurred,” Molinelli said.

They, in turn, contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, and an investigator from that unit, along with a Fairview detective, interviewed her, he said.

She “described to them in greater detail what had occurred,” the prosecutor said.

Malave was arraigned earlier today in Hackensack.

Two years ago he was living in Belleville and working as a cable repair subcontractor when a 32-year-old Stony Point woman told police he sexually assaulted her on a call — first kissing and then reaching down and touching her.

MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR

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