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43-Year-Old Man Arrested for Raping Woman in Jersey City

Jersey City

By: Richard L. Smith 

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said on Friday, July 14, members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Vernard Doe, 43, on multiple sex crime charges involving a 29-year-old female.

According to Prosecutor Susrez, the crimes occurred on Tuesday, June 20, inside a building on Martin Luther King Drive in Jersey City.

The defendant was familiar with the victim.

Doe, of Jersey City, is charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault on a Physically Helpless Person, Aggravated Assault, Sexual Assault by Force or Coercion and Aggravated Sexual Assault During the Commission of an Aggravated Assault

Prosecutor Suarez said he was arrested at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus and transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility pending his first court appearance.

The State has filed a Detention Motion, which is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

Prosecutor Suarez credited the Special Victims Unit with the investigation and arrest anything, with assistance from the Jersey City Police Department.

Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit (SVU) at 201-915-1234.

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