Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Saddle Brook Fireman Charged in Sex Assault

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Saddle Brook Fireman Charged in Sex Assault

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A Saddle Brook firefighter who served as fire chief several years ago has stepped down from the department after it was announced he has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman and making terroristic threats, authorities said Tuesday.

Robert W. Meyers, 40, whose father also was a township fire chief, was arrested Saturday after an investigation that started earlier in the day when the woman reported to Hackensack University Medical Center staff that she had been assaulted, Bergen County acting Prosecutor Gurbir S. Grewal said in a news release. Grewal said the hospital notified law enforcement of the allegations.

Meyers has agreed to take a voluntary leave of absence while the charges are pending, Saddle Brook Police Chief Robert Kugler said Tuesday evening. …

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