Hackensack Man Charged with Sexual Assault, Accused of Inappropriate Sexual Relations with Underage Girl
Police recently arrested a Hackensack New Jersey man accused of sexually assaulting an underage girl.
According to authorities, the 20-year-old suspect engaged in inappropriate sexual activity with the 15-year-old victim.
The victim’s mother became aware of the alleged sexual misconduct after the girl revealed the details of sexual encounters with the suspect. The mother then contacted the Hackensack Police Department, which immediately began an investigation into the suspect.
As part of the investigation, Hackensack NJ police and detectives with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit spoke with the alleged victim. According to Bergen County prosecutors, the victim told detectives that she and the suspect had engaged in sexual acts. She also reportedly provided details of the encounters.
The suspect was subsequently placed under arrest. He has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.
If the suspect is convicted on the sexual assault charges, he faces severe penalties. N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2 classifies sexual assault as a second degree felony. A conviction for second degree sexual assault is punishable by a sentence of 5-10 years in NJ State Prison, as well as possible Megan’s Law sex offender registration requirements after release from prison.
Following the suspect’s arrest, he was transported to the Bergen County Jail. He was being held at the facility in lieu of $150,000 bail. Additionally, he was ordered to have no contact with the victim if and when he secures his release from jail.
For additional information about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “Hackensack Man Sexually Assaulted Girl, Prosecutor Says.”