NJ judge accused of grabbing woman’s breasts arrested, suspended without pay

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September 13, 2019 - 1:30 pm
Judge Nino Falcone

Amy Newman / NorthJersey.com, North Jersey Record via Imagn Content Services, LLC

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NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (1010 WINS) – A New Jersey judge has been arrested and suspended without pay after he was accused of groping a woman at his office.

Law enforcement sources told NBC4 that a 34-year-old woman accused 78-year-old Nino Falcone of grabbing her breasts at his North Bergen office.

Falcone was charged with criminal sexual contact after being arrested on Thursday, according to NBC4. He was also suspended without pay.

Falcone was released and is expected back in court on Oct. 3.

A spokesperson for the town told NBC4 that “Judge Falcone has provided many years of dedicated and unblemished public service” and that “we will follow the directives of the New Jersey Judiciary, which has jurisdiction over Municipal Court Judges.”

No town employee or “anyone connected with North Bergen Municipal Court” was involved in the incident, the spokesperson told NBC4.

It wasn't immediately known if Falcone had an attoney who could comment.

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