Union City Man Arrested for Rape of a Little Girl Over 5-Year Period

Union City Police have arrested 44-year old Gerardo Pena for repeatedly, sexually assaulting a young girl over a five year period. The alleged attacks took place when the child was between the ages of four and nine.

According to the complaint, which was filed on November 2nd, one day after the UCPD notified the Special Victims Unit, Pena faces a total of six charges ranging from sexual assault for engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor to endangering the welfare of a child.

According to the arrest warrant filed by the Union City Police Department, the latest incident against the child took place on August 27, 2019.

Pena ls a resident of Palisade Avenue in Union City.

A date for his initial appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Jersey City is pending.

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