An Elizabeth man has been charged after having explicitly assaulted three minors over the course of several years, Union County Prosecutor William A. Daniel announced Friday.
According to Prosecutor Daniel, Ivan Calderon, 60, of Elizabeth, has been charged with aggravated explicit assault, explicit assault, endangering the welfare of a minor, aggravated criminal explicit contact and criminal explicit contact.
Prosecutor Daniel stated that in early January, the Union County Prosecutor's Office Special Victims Unit received a report of an explicit assault of a juvenile female.
That investigation revealed that the alleged episodes occurred from 2005 through 2015, according to Assistant Prosecutor Kathleen Dillon, who is prosecuting the case.
As the investigation progressed, Special Victims Unit Detectives learned of the identity of two additional victims, both juveniles at the time, who the defendant repeatedly explicitly assaulted between the years of 2003 and 2009.
All three victims were less than 13 years old during the duration of these crimes, Dillon said.
According to Prosecutor Daniel, Calderon was arrested in late January and lodged in the Union County Jail after being charged with explicitly assaulting the first victim.
As a result of the Special Victims Unit's continuing investigation, he was subsequently charged with the explicit assaults of the additional two females during the first week of March. Calderon will remain detained prior to his trial or the final disposition of his cases.
This investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with further information about Calderon is urged to contact Special Victims Unit Detective Kenneth Mirabelli at (908) 477-3074.