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Teaneck man, 20, charged with sexually assaulting Englewood girl, 12

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YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A 5-foot-4-inch, 135-pound Teaneck man awaiting trial on robbery and weapons offenses has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl he met in a park.

Savon A. Down, who turned 20 two weeks ago, was free on $50,000 bail when he was arrested late Sunday.

A staff member at Englewood Medical Center learned of the alleged assaults from the girl, who was taken there after she suffered an asthma attack, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said.

She said she’d met Dow in a park, the prosecutor said.

Hospital officials immediately called Englewood police, he said.

“Upon questioning, Dow presented a false name and physically assaulted a police officer,” Molinelli said  “Dow was taken into custody and transported to the Englewood Police Department.  The Special Victims Unit was then notified and an investigation ensued resulting in [Dow’s] arrest on additional charges.”

Dow, who is unemplooyed, is charged with aggravated sexual assault, child endangerment, causing or attempting to case bodily injury, resisting arrest and obstruction. His bail is $350,000.

Records show he was arrested two years ago in the robbery of three boys — ages 13, 14 and 16 — at gunpoint. Dow is charged with two counts of robbery, two of threatening to kill and three weapons offenses in that incident.

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