Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that on Tuesday, August 17, at approximately 10:50 a.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit arrested Steffon Fowler, 24, of Jersey City, on charges involving the sexual assault of a 13-year-old female victim at his residence on Arlington Avenue in Jersey City.
He was arrested without incident after surrendering himself at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Jersey City.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, on January 17, members of the SVU were notified by the Jersey City Police Department about an alleged sexual assault of a Montclair girl by a man she met on social media. Fowler was later identified and arrested following an investigation by the SVU.
Prosecutor Suarez stated that Fowler has been charged with Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Sexual Contact.
According to Prosecutor Suarez, after his arrest, Fowler was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny pending his first appearance.
Anyone wishing to report a sex crime should call the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit at 201-915-1234.