A 49-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl he reportedly met online.
According to police, on Apr. 19th, at approximately 9:35 p.m., members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Special Victims Unit arrested Mohammed Zeidan, 49, of Clifton, who was wanted in connection with allegations of Sexual Assault and Criminal Sexual Contact involving a 13-year-old female from Jersey City.
Officials said following a brief investigation into allegations made by members of the juvenile’s family to the Jersey City Police Department on Apr. 13th Zeidan was arrested.
According to authorities, the defendant has been charged with Sexual Assault, Luring or Enticing, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, Criminal Sexual Contact and Refusal to Allow a Biological Sample to be Drawn.
The charges involve acts that allegedly occurred in Jersey City and Clifton. Zeidan and the 13-year-old female began communicating through the internet before meeting in person.
Officials said Zeidan was transported to the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny following his arrest and made his first appearance in Criminal Justice Reform Court on April 20, 2018.
The above charges are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.