Englewood NJ Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Teenage Boy
An Englewood man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy.
44-year-old Saul Sanchez-Hernandez has been accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual activity with a young boy.
Englewood police became aware of the alleged conduct when the victim’s aunt contacted them. This led to the involvement of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit. The subsequent investigation eventually resulted in Mr. Sanchez-Hernandez’s arrest.
Bergen County prosecutors have declined to disclose the exact nature of the relationship between Mr. Sanchez-Hernandez and the boy. Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli has said only that Mr. Sanchez-Hernandez and the boy were acquaintances.
Mr. Sanchez-Hernandez has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, criminal sexual contact, and endangering the welfare of a child.
In New Jersey, aggravated sexual assault is addressed by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a. As set forth by the statute, aggravated sexual assault is a first degree criminal offense. If convicted of first degree aggravated sexual assault, Mr. Sanchez-Hernandez could be sentenced to up to 20 years in New Jersey State Prison. And because the No Early Release Act (NERA) applies to aggravated sexual assault convictions, Mr. Sanchez-Hernandez would be required to serve at least 85% of his sentence before gaining parole eligibility.
Mr. Sanchez-Hernandez is being held at the Bergen County Jail on $402,500.00 bail, with no 10-percent option.
For more information, see the NJ.com article entitled “Englewood Man, 44, Charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault of Teen Boy.“