Union City Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Girl When She Was Between 6 & 9 Years Old

UNION CITY MAN ARRESTED ON CHARGES HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED GIRL WHEN SHE WAS BETWEEN THE AGES OF SIX AND NINE

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has released the following information:

On Wednesday, September 29, 2021, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Charles D. Rodriguez, age 51, of Union City, on charges that he sexually assaulted a young girl when she was between the ages of six and nine. The victim, also a Union City resident, is now 13-years-old.

Rodriguez has been charged with Sexual Assault in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:14-2B, a crime of the second degree and Endangering the Welfare of a Child in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:24-4A(1), a crime of the third degree. Rodriguez was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City just before 7 p.m. without incident.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for 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. R.P.C.3.6(b)(6).

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