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Jersey City man charged with Union City sexual assault

Martin Trevino-Florentino

On Nov. 14, at approximately 3:20 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Jersey City resident Martin Trevino-Florentino, age 28,  on charges involving the alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old victim from Union City.

He was arrested without incident at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.

The sexual assault allegedly occurred in August 2019 in the yard outside of the victim’s home and was first reported to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency who then referred the case to the Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit.

Trevino-Florentino was arrested following an SVU investigation into the allegations.

He is reported to be acquainted with the victim’s family.

Trevino-Florentino has been charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault by contact, endangering the welfare of a child, and luring or enticing a child.

Following his arrest, Trevino-Florentino was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance.

The Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant.

A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov.  20.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest with assistance from the Union City Police Department.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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