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Man charged in sexual assault of Jersey City minor

The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Freeport Police have arrested Cecilio Viera-Viera, 21, of Freeport, New York, on charges that he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl he allegedly met through social media.

Viera-Viera has been charged with first-degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, two counts of second-degree Sexual Assault by Contact, second-degree Luring and Enticing,  and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in  the third degree.

According to the HCPO, Viera-Viera allegedly met the victim on social media and allegedly lured her through conversations and interactions to meet him in person on June 4 in Jersey City. He then allegedly lured her into his vehicle and allegedly sexually assaulted her.

Viera-Viera was arrested at his home in Freeport, New York, on June 16, just after 5 p.m. without incident.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit, the Jersey City Police Department, and the Freeport Police Department for the investigation and arrest.

Anyone who wants to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.

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

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