A Guttenberg daycare teacher has been charged after his unresponsive three-year-old son was hospitalized and ultimately tested positive for Methadone, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Roberto Delgado-Gonzalez, 44, of Guttenberg, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child in violation, a second-degree crime.
He was arrested at approximately 7 p.m. last night by Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit detectives at the Hackensack Police Department.
Just before 10 a.m. yesterday, 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.
The officers found a three-year-old boy who was unresponsive and contacted the HCPO SVU. 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 blood 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.