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18-Year-Old Charged with Explicit Contact of Juvenile Female in Harrison

Hudson County

By: Najla Alexander 

Authorities in Hudson County announced that on Wednesday, March 13, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Angel Aparicio De La Cruz, 18, of Kearny, for explicit crimes involving a 13-year-old female juvenile.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the crimes occurred on July 11, 2023, in the backyard of a residence in Harrison.

Aparicio De La Cruz is charged with Explicit Contact, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, and Criminal Explicit Contact, officials stated. 

Officials say he is currently detained at the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.

The investigation determined the defendant met the victim on social media prior to the assault, officials said.