Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes announces that Alfredo Hernandez-Sanchez, 35, of Clifton, was found guilty after a jury trial of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault, Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact, Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Witness Tampering.
According to Prosecutor Valdes, on June 7, 2018, the Clifton Police Department referred an investigation to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit regarding a fifteen-year-old child who reported being abused by Mr. Hernandez-Sanchez for a number of years.
Prosecutor’s Office Detectives interviewed multiple witnesses, including the child victim.
Prosecutor Valdes said that the child reported being explicitly abused by Mr. Hernandez-Sanchez on multiple occasions between January 2014 and March 2018 at her residence in Clifton.
After Prosecutor’s Office Detectives arrested Mr. Hernandez-Sanchez for explicitly abusing the child victim, he wrote a letter to the child victim from the Passaic County Jail apologizing to her and asking her to help him by changing the sworn statement she initially provided to Prosecutor’s Office Detectives.
At the time of sentence, Mr. Hernandez-Sanchez will be subject to the Special Sentence of Parole Supervision for Life and Megan’s Law registration requirements.
Mr. Hernandez-Sanchez is presently detained at the Passaic County Jail.