Police in Union City took a senior man into custody and charged him with explicit contact of 6-year-old child officials said.
According to a statement released by The Hudson County Prosecutor's Office, on June 14, the Secaucus Police Department contacted the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit to report an alleged sexual assault of a 6-year-old female.
Authorities say after an investigation by Special Victim's Unit, a Union City man was arrested and charged with five counts related to multiple sexual assaults.
Authorities say on June 14th, shortly after 9:00 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office SVU arrested Mr. Mario Buitrago-Sanchez, 71, at the Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City without incident.
Authorities charged Buitrago-Sanchez with two counts of Aggravated Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a MInor and Lewdness among other crimes.
The investigation has revealed that Buitrago-Sanchez was a babysitter for the child and that the crimes occurred on multiple occasions in the Union City home of the defendant authorities said.
BuitragoSanchez has been detained pending trial.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest and the Union City Police Department and the Secaucus Police Department for assisting in the investigation.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.