Victor Rodriguez, 46, of Secaucus, a Secaucus Department of Public Works employee, has been arrested and charged for multiple sex crimes against a minor, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.
On July 2, at approximately 10 a.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Secaucus Police Department arrested him on charges involving multiple sexual crimes against a juvenile female victim.
On June 29, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit were notified by the Secaucus Police Department about the alleged crimes which occurred on multiple dates approximately six to seven years ago.
The defendant was known to the victim and the victim’s family. The victim was between the ages of 12 and 13 when the crimes allegedly occurred.
Rodriguez was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City without incident.
He has been charged with two counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault by Contact, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Sexual Contact.
After his arrest, Rodriguez was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Center in Kearny pending his first appearance.
Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Secaucus Police Department with the investigation and arrest.
The Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant. A hearing is scheduled for July 8.
The above charges are merely accusations. Rodriguez is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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