WNY man charged with alleged sexual assault of 13-year-old girl

He was a family friend of the victim, police said

Jose De Pilar of WNY. Photo courtesy of HCPO.
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Jose De Pilar of WNY. Photo courtesy of HCPO.

A West New York man has been charged after allegedly sexually assaulting a minor, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Jose Del Pilar, 38, of West New York, on charges he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old girl who was allegedly known to him.

Del Pilar was arrested on Wednesday, Jan. 20, just after 5 p.m., at the West New York Police Station on 60th Street.

The West New York Police Department contacted the Hudson County Special Victims Unit about an alleged sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl by an adult male family friend, later identified as Jose Del Pilar.

The alleged sexual assault occurred in a private residence in West New York earlier this month. Del Pilar is charged with Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Sexual Contact.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the West New York Police Department for the investigation and arrest.

The above charges are merely accusations. Del Pilar is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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