A South Jersey police officer is on leave after prosecutors allege he offered to drop charges for a woman under arrest in exchange for sex.
Monroe Township Police Officer Robert Marzi was arrested last week for the act that allegedly took place in January. The 29-year-old is a two-year veteran of the police force.
Marzi offered a woman help with her pending criminal case in exchange for oral sex, according to court documents. He was placed on administrative leave on June 15. He is now suspended without pay.
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A review of Marzi's other cases is underway because prosecutors are concerned similar acts may have happened before.
“It is deeply regretful that a member of the Monroe Township Police Department has been charged with a crime," Monroe Police Chief John McKeown said in a statement. "Like all persons accused of a criminal act, this officer is entitled to due process of the law. I expect this to take time."
Marzi was set to be married in two weeks. No one was at home when NBC10 visited his Williamstown residence Tuesday. A knock at his parent's house also went unanswered.
He is out on $25,000 bail. It is not clear if he has retained an attorney.