by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
WEST CALDWELL - Newark Police Office Manny Marques, 36, of West Caldwell, has been charged with first degree aggravated sexual assault and third degree child endangerment. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office arrested Marques on Saturday after he reportedly assaulted a female, age 4, while off duty.
Marques has worked for the Newark PD for 14 years and has been suspended without pay. He is being held at the Essex County Jail in lieu of $225,000 bail, with no 10 percent option.