Marcello Velez Biography — Wiki
Marcello Velez is a vice president at Columbia University who is currently facing charges of sexually abusing a child under the age of 13. Velez was detained on Monday and charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child.
The Woodcliff Lake Police Department received a tip that Velez was engaging in sexual acts with the underage child Sunday while in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office shared in a release.
Marcello Velez Age
Marcello Velez is 56 years old.
Marcello Velez charged with sexually assaulting a child under age 13 in NJ
A joint investigation by the two agencies found that the sexual acts had occurred at Velez’s home in Woodcliff Lake. He is currently being held in the Bergen County Jail while awaiting trial. The relationship between Velez and the minor is not presently known.
Columbia’s website states that Velez is the Vice President for Manhattanville Development at the university.
‘He serves as the University’s point person on all aspects of development, design and construction of the University’s 6.8 million sq. foot Manhattanville in West Harlem campus expansion,’ the website reads.
Columbia University vice-president, 56, is charged with sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13 at his home in New Jersey
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What we know so far about Marcello Velez
Columbia’s website states that Velez is the vice president for Manhattanville Development at the university. Velez has been at the university since 1995 under a number of titles, with his prior position being the Associate Vice President for Capital Management for the Morningside Campus.
Velez has been associated with the university under a number of titles since 1995, with his previous position as Associate Vice President for Capital Management for the Morningside Campus. He has been with Columbia’s Manhattanville Development Group since 2007.
The university was not immediately available for comment.