Union City man arrested for alleged kidnapping, carjacking and sexual assault

The alleged victim was sleeping in a running car

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A Union City man, 44, has been charged and arrested for alleged kidnapping, carjacking and aggravated sexual assault of a New York woman, 26, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez. The man allegedly entered the running car she was sleeping in, drove her to North Bergen, and sexually assaulted her.

Juan Gonzalez-Fuentes was charged with Kidnapping, Carjacking, Burglary, two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Aggravated Sexual Criminal Contact. He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City just after 9:30 p.m. on April 14.

On April 13, at approximately 10:30 p.m., the victim was asleep in her boyfriend’s car which was parked and left running on 28th Street off Kennedy Boulevard in Union City. At that time, Gonzalez-Fuentes allegedly entered the car and drove the victim to the downtown area of North Bergen near 2600 Meadowview Avenue.

The victim awoke to Gonzalez-Fuentes allegedly sexually assaulting her. Gonzalez-Fuentes then allegedly fled the scene.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Union City and North Bergen Police Departments for the investigation and arrest. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit has filed a motion to detain Gonzalez-Fuentes. A detention hearing is tentatively scheduled for April 20.

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

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