New York Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Woman in Hackensack, NJ
Hackensack New Jersey police arrested a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman while she slept.
According to law enforcement, the 36-year-old suspect spent time with two women on the evening of the alleged sex crime. When one of the women woke up the following morning, the suspect was allegedly engaging in sexual activity with her.
The victim, who is 24 years old, went to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She received a sexual assault examination at the hospital.
Prior to conducting the examination, hospital employees notified police. Detectives with the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit later spoke with the victim. The victim told investigators that the sex with the suspect was nonconsensual.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office was assisted by the Hackensack Police Department in the subsequent investigation. The investigation ultimately led to the suspect being charged and arrested.
The suspect, who is from New York, has been charged with sexual assault. If he is convicted, he would be subject to significant criminal penalties. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, sexual assault is typically classified as a second degree felony. A conviction on second degree sexual assault charges could result in a sentence of 5-10 years in New Jersey State Prison.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was transported to the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, NJ. He is being held at the correctional facility in lieu of $200,000 bail.
To learn more about this case, access the NJ.com article entitled “N.Y. Man Sexually Assaulted Woman While She Slept, Prosecutor Says.”