A jury has convicted a Union City man of sexually assaulting a child at a public pool, according to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez.
On Thursday, April 14, Angel Rosario-Sanchez, a 22-year-old of Union City, was convicted of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old boy in 2019.
A jury found Rosario-Sanchez guilty of Sexual Assault by Contact, a crime of the second degree, and Endangering the Welfare of a Child, a crime of the third degree.
The verdict was delivered before Hudson County Superior Court Judge Nesle Rodriguez following a five day trial.
An investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Union City Police Department determined Rosario-Sanchez committed a sex crime on an 8-year-old boy he did not know at the Firefighters’ Memorial Pool on 9th Street in Union City on July 30, 2019.
The jury found Rosario-Sanchez not guilty of similar charges involving a 12 year-old boy on the same day.
Rosario-Sanchez is scheduled to be sentenced on Friday, July 15, 2022.
The Sexual Assault by Contact charge carries a sentence of 5 to 10 years in State Prison and the Endangering the Welfare of a Child charge carries a sentence of 3 to 5 years in State Prison.
His sentence is also subject to Megan’s Law and Parole Supervision for Life.
The State was represented at trial by Hudson County Assistant Prosecutor Angela Halverson and SVU Assistant Chief Prosecutor Jane Weiner.
Anyone who believes they are the victim of a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915 1234.
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