A Guttenberg daycare teacher is now facing an aggravated assault charge after his three-year-old son test positive for ingesting Methadone last week, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Roberto Delgado-Gonzalez, 4, of Guttenberg, has been charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree crime, Suarez said in a statement.
He was processed today on the new charge while in custody at the Hudson County Correctional Center in Kearny. Delgado-Gonzalez was previously charged with endangering the welfare of a child, another second-degree offense.
On October 12th, just before 10 a.m., members of the Guttenberg Police Department responded to a basement apartment on 68th Street between Park Avenue and Broadway on reports of an unresponsive child.
There, the officers found a three-year-old boy who was unresponsive and contacted the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.
The child was taken for treatment first to Palisades Medical Center and then was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center where he remains in stable condition.
During the investigation, New Jersey Division of Child Protection and Permanency informed detectives= that the child’s toxicology test was positive for Methadone.
Delgado-Gonzalez is employed as a teacher at the League of Extraordinary Children – a daycare in Guttenberg.
Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Guttenberg Police Department for the investigation and arrest.
The HCPO filed a detention motion and the detention hearing for Delgado-Gonzalez which
is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, October 21st.