New York man arrested for sexual assault of Union City girl

He was arrested for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl on the steps of her Union City apartment building Friday and now Luis Bescome of East Elmhurst, New York has been hit with a slew of charges.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the girl was able to get away from the 39th Street home and alert an adult family member — who contacted the Union City Police Department.

Bescome was at a nearby shelter and transported to a Hudson County Prosecutor facility in Jersey City, when he fled the area to an unknown location.

He was apprehended within 24 hours by law enforcement officers.

The 31-year-old is charged with sexual assault; endangering the welfare of a child; escape; possession of marijuana; defiant trespassing and obstructing the administration of law or other governmental function.

Suarez credited the Union City Police Department for their assistance, along with the New Jersey State Police, Maywood Police Department K-9 Unit, Jersey City Police Department and the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office in apprehending Bescome.