Guttenberg woman charged with sexual assault

The boy was 15 at the time of the alleged incident

A Guttenberg woman, 37, has been charged and arrested for sexual assault of a boy, 15, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. The victim is now 17. The alleged crimes occurred over several months approximately two years ago.

Evelia Pena was charged with second degree Sexual Assault and third degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child. She was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit on March 8.

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The unit was notified of the alleged sexual assault when contacted by the Division of Child Protection and Permanency (DCPP).

Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest. The above charges are merely accusations.The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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