FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Raymond Worrall
PHONE: (201) 795-6400 Ext. 6737
DATE: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
UNION CITY MAN ARRESTED FOR AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF MINOR
Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:
On June 13, 2019, at approximately 5:50 p.m., the Union City Police Department contacted the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit to report an alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old female from Garfield. The sexual assault was reported to the Union City Police Department by the mother of the 11-year-old and was alleged to have occurred in December 2018 in Union City.
On June 14, 2019, after an investigation by the Special Victims Unit, members of the SVU arrested Jorge Delgado, age 43, of Union City. He was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office without incident.
Delgado, who was watching the child at the time of the alleged sexual assault, has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, a first-degree crime; Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, a second-degree crime; and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, a second-degree crime.
The Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of Delgado. He is scheduled to make a court appearance at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest with assistance from the Union City Police Department.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).