Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella announced the arrest of Amaurie Hernandez, 36, of Little Ferry, on charges of Aggravated Sexual Assault, Criminal Restraint, Possession Of Cocaine, and Possession Of GHB.
The arrest is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Little Ferry Police Department.
According to police, on Wednesday, August 26, the Little Ferry Police Department contacted the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office to report that a female reported being drugged and sexually assaulted by an acquaintance, Hernandez, whom she had met online.
She reported that she met with Hernandez at a hotel in Little Ferry, at which time, Hernandez surreptitiously provided her with drugs that rendered her incoherent.
She awoke in the room and believed that she had been sexually assaulted by Hernandez. She attempted to leave the room, but Hernandez physically threatened her. Ultimately, she was able to escape after approximately 20 hours.
As a result of an investigation by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and the Little Ferry Police Department, on Tuesday, September 1, Hernandez was arrested and charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault, Criminal Restraint, Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Crack Cocaine, and Possession Of A Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely GHB.
Hernandez was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.