OFFICE OF THE
UNION COUNTY
PROSECUTOR
FOR EMERGENCIES, DIAL 911 Immediately 

Andrew K. RuOTOLO, JR. Justice CENTER
32 Rahway Avenue, elizabeth, NJ 07202

908-527-4500    ucpo@ucnj.org
JENNIFER DAVENPORT
Acting Prosecutor

Press Release

For Immediate Release: February 1, 2012

A Plainfield Police Sergeant was arrested last night and charged with 4th degree criminal sexual contact, announced Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

Samuel Woody, a 12-year member of the force, was arrested in Plainfield yesterday. According to an investigation by the Union County Prosecutor’s Office Special Prosecutions Unit and the Plainfield Police Division Internal Affairs Unit, Woody assaulted a female on July 24, 2011. Woody was on duty and in uniform at the time of the alleged criminal sexual contact, said Romankow. It was reported to authorities on January 11, 2012 and an investigation was immediately launched.

Woody, DOB: 3-24-70 of Plainfield was suspended from the force following his arrest. He was later released from custody after posting bail.

This remains an active investigation and anyone with additional information is urged to contact Prosecutor’s Office Lt. James Russo at 908-527-4619 or Lt. Jose Ila of the Plainfield Police Internal Affairs at 908-753-3050.


These criminal charges are mere accusations. 
The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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