Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez has announced that the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit has arrested a 63-year-old Jersey City man on charges that he sexually assaulted an eleven-year-old boy in his care.
According to officials, Leon Rueda, 63, of Jersey City, has been charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Sexual Assault.
Officials reported that Rueda was arrested on Wednesday, January 6, at approximately 3:30 p.m. at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office has filed a motion for detention pending trial which will be heard on Tuesday, January 12.
Prosecutor Suarez credited the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit for the investigation and arrest.
The above charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.