JERSEY CITY MAN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF 13-YEAR OLD IN UNION CITY

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Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On November 14, 2019, at approximately 3:20 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Martin Trevino-Florentino, age 28, of Jersey City, on charges involving the sexual assault of a 13-year-old victim from Union City. He was arrested without incident at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.

The sexual assault allegedly occurred in August 2019 in the yard outside of the victim’s home. The incident was first reported to the Division of Child Protection and Permanency who then referred the case to the Prosecutor’s Office SVU. Trevino-Florentino was arrested following an SVU investigation into the allegations. He is reported to be acquainted with the victim’s family.

Trevino-Florentino has been charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a(7), a first-degree crime; Sexual Assault by Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2, a second-degree crime; Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4, a second-degree crime; and Luring or Enticing a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:13-6, a second-degree crime.

Following his arrest, Trevino-Florentino was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance. The Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20, 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).