A home health aide from Paterson was charged Friday for allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old River Edge girl while being employed in the family's residence.
Grady Brown, 30, was arrested by the Bergen County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit and River Edge Police in Paramus where he works. Brown is a health aide with Loving Hands Health Care Services.
According to Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli, Brown was serving as a health aide in the victim's home for an adult male family member for approximately one year.
"While in the home, he is alleged to have touched the female on a number of occasions in a sexual manner," Molinelli stated in a press release. "Upon learning of the allegations, the mother of the victim contacted authorities."
Brown, who is currently being held at the Bergen County Jail on $150,000 bail with no 10-percent option, was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual contact and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
He has been ordered not to have any contact with the victim or with Loving Hands Home Health Care. Brown will next appear in River Edge Municipal Court on Jan. 8 at 6 p.m. for arraignment.