On Sunday, July 3, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Ashokbhai Vaddoriya, a 40-year-old of Jersey City, on charges relating to sex crimes on four individuals at a public pool in Union City, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced.
The alleged victims include: a 12-year-old girl, an 11-year-old girl, a 33-year-old woman, and a 34-year-old woman. Authorities say these victims were not known to Vaddoriya.
Vaddoriya is charged with: two counts of Sexual Assault by Contact, crimes of the second degree; two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child, crimes of the third degree; and two counts of Criminal Sexual Contact, crimes of the fourth degree.
Vaddoriya was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City. He was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.
The state has filed a detention motion. A hearing on that is tentatively scheduled to be heard on Friday, July 8.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit and Union City Police Department with the investigation and arrest. Anyone wishing 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. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
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