Jersey City Man Arrested on Charges He Sexually Assaulted a North Bergen Girl When She Was 8 to 10 Years Old

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested 38-year old Esteban Sarmiento of Jersey City yesterday, on charges that he sexually assaulted a young girl when she was between the ages of 8 and 10.   The victim, a North Bergen resident, is now 11 years old.

Sarmiento has been charged with sexual assault, a crime of the second degree, and endangering the welfare of a child, a crime of the second degree.  Sarmiento was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City at approximately 2 p.m Thursday afternoon.  Suarez says he State has filed a motion for detention and Sarmiento is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, January 26, 2022.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit 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 and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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