Newark police officer accused of sexually assaulting 4-year-old girl

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

NEWARK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A New Jersey police officer is accused of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.

Manny Marques, of West Caldwell, was arrested and charged with first degree sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

The alleged incident happened September 10.

He is being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility on $225,000 bail.

Marques is an officer with the Newark Police Department, but the city's public safety director said he was immediately suspended without pay after his arrest. He's a 14-year veteran of the force.