Secaucus DPW Employee Arrested By Prosecutor’s Office For Alleged Sexual Crimes Against Juvenile Female 6 – 7 Years Ago

HUDSON COUNTY PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT ARRESTS SECAUCUS MAN EMPLOYED BY SECAUCUS DPW

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On Friday, July 2, 2021, at approximately 10:00 a.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Secaucus Police Department arrested Victor Rodriguez, age 46, of Secaucus, on charges involving multiple sexual crimes against a juvenile female victim.

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit were notified by the Secaucus Police Department about the alleged crimes which occurred on multiple dates approximately six to seven years ago. The defendant was known to the victim and the victim’s family. Rodriguez, who is employed by the Secaucus Department of Public Works, was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City without incident following an investigation.

Rodriguez has been charged with two counts of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2a(1); Sexual Assault by Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2b, a second- degree crime; Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4a(1), a third-

degree crime; and Criminal Sexual Contact in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-3b, a fourth-degree crime. The victim was between the ages of 12 and 13 years old when the crimes allegedly occurred.

After his arrest, Rodriguez 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 and the Secaucus Police Department with the investigation and arrest.

The Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for pretrial detention of the defendant. A hearing is scheduled for Thursday, July 8, 2021.

The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).