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Ex-con charged in South Hackensack sex crime was free despite huge rap sheet

Photo Credit: Courtesy Bergen Prosecutor
Photo Credit: Courtesy Bergen Prosecutor

ONLY ON CLIFFVIEW PILOT: A man charged with forcing a 15-year-old girl to have sex with him in a South Hackensack motel is a convicted burglar who, despite a string of offenses, frequently ducked authorities and remained free.

Garrett Haskins (MUGSHOT: Courtesy Bergen Prosecutor)
YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 36-year-old man from Rochelle Park staying at a South Hackensack motel was arrested after a 15-year-old girl told authorities he forcibly had sex with her. READ MORE….

Garrett L. Haskins — who uses the aliases “Jackie Tripp” and “Jackie Deon Haskins” —
was also stabbed last year in what police characterized as a hit after he got into a fight with another man over a Wallington woman.

The knife went into his back and punctured his kidney, but Haskins recovered from the injury.

Records show he also served 15 months in state prison for a trio of burglary convictions from 1997, 1998 and 2000. In one of those, Haskins broke into a van in Englewood and stole a stereo but was caught moments later by Bergen County police on Broad Avenue near the Route 95 overpass.

Another involved a New Milford break-in interrupted by a homeowner. A Bergenfield police officer spotted Haskins moments later and chased him down.

This time, Haskins is charged with forcing a teen to have sex with him ( SEE:
Ex-con charged with forcing girl, 15, into sex at South Hackensack motel ).

He was already free on bail and awaiting trial on charges of careless driving, resisting arrest and  hindering prosecution from three separate incidents last year when he was arrested by detectives from the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office this week.

The 5-foot-7 Haskins has also been tagged for DWI, driving a motorcycle while on the revoked list and driving with bogus license plates, records show.

He’s had similar incidents in Clifton and Paterson, where several warrants were issued for his arrest, as well as in Englewood, Hackensack, Teaneck, Little Falls, Rahway and South Plainfield.

The incidents involved speeding, reckless driving and driving while on the revoked list.

Haskins frequently skipped court dates, yet remained free.

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