FROM YESTERDAY: Bergen County detectives arrested a Tennessee man in Connecticut after a 27-year-old woman reported that he’d sexually abused her at his previous home in Hackensack over the course of seven years, beginning when she was 7.
Extradition proceedings were under way for Alex Safanova, 62, who was taken into custody in Lebanon, CT on Wednesday after Special Victims Unit investigators tracked him to a family member’s home there from Dayton, TN, Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli said yesterday.
Safanova, who is married, faces two counts of aggravated sexual assault and one of sexual assault by contact. A judge set bail at $300,000 once he is brought to the Bergen County Jail.
MUGSHOT: Courtesy BERGEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR