Police recently arrested a Hackensack NJ man who allegedly sexually assaulted a teenage girl.
According to law enforcement, the 36-year-old suspect sexually abused a “female minor” between the ages of 13 and 16.
The suspect has also been accused of physically assaulting an adult female.
Police first learned about the alleged sexual assault when the adult victim reported the attack against her. The woman informed police that she discovered a video on the suspect’s cell phone showing him committing the sexual abuse against a young girl she knew.
Hackensack NJ police then conducted an investigation into the sex offense allegations. The Hackensack Police Department and the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit worked together on the joint investigation.
Investigators eventually secured enough evidence to arrest the suspect.
The suspect was subsequently charged with multiple criminal offenses, including aggravated sexual assault, child endangerment, aggravated criminal sexual contact, and simple assault.
If the suspect is eventually convicted on the most serious sex offense charges, he would be subject to significant penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, sexual penetration with a minor under 13 years of age is a first degree crime. A conviction on first degree aggravated sexual assault charges could lead to a sentence of 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
The suspect will be required to appear in Bergen County Superior Court in Hackensack NJ for an arraignment on the charges. After being arrested and processed, he was being held at the Bergen County Jail in lieu of a $500,000 bail amount. If and when he does secure his release from police custody on bail, he will be prohibited from any contact with the alleged victims.
For further information about this case, see the NJ.com article entitled “Man Accused of Sexual Assault on Teen Girl, Simple Assault on Woman.”