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Accused NJ Housing Inspector Facing More Charges

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PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — More charges have been filed against a northern New Jersey housing inspector already accused of pressuring a woman for sexual favors.

Passaic police say 69-year-old city resident Angelo Pallotto was charged Friday with sexual assault, stalking and two counts of official misconduct.

The arrest came about three weeks after he was charged with official misconduct, harassment and tampering with a witness. In that case, a woman claimed he solicited sex from her in exchange for overlooking a number of housing violations.

Authorities say the new charges stem from allegations made by two women who came forward after his initial arrest.

Pallotto, a Passaic housing office employee since 2001, was suspended without pay following his November arrest. His attorney, Nicholas Palma, told The Record that his client maintains his innocence and would plead not guilty to all charges.

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