FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Raymond Worrall
PHONE: (201) 320-3550
DATE: November 23, 2021
JERSEY CITY MAN ARRESTED FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, at approximately 9:40 a.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Percell Mallard, age 38, of Jersey City, on charges involving the sexual assault of a female victim when she was 13-years-old. He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City without incident.
On November 18, 2021, members of the Special Victims Unit were notified by the Jersey City Police Department about the alleged sexual assaults which began in October 2020 in a Jersey City residence. Mallard was acquainted with the victim as a friend of the family. He was arrested following an investigation by the SVU.
Mallard has been charged with Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2c(4), a second-degree crime and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(1), a second-degree crime.
After his arrest, Mallard was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit with the investigation and arrest.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6 (b)(6)